2008 did not start off well for me, as something unpleasant has happened very undesirably. The problem snowballed into an ugly situation, and threw me into total confusion. A friend who knew too well my predictament, took time to comfort me. He shared something he received from another friend, and it really spoke to my heart:
During the times that we feel scared and confused, we will always end up wiser and we will grow more from the experiences. We will understand more about people and life, become more sensitive, and we'll be able to enjoy life more after we go through the hard times.
We have to experience sadness so that we may better measure joy. Life has a way of balancing the sorrow with the joy, the disappointments with the hope, and the emptiness with the meaning.
Another sister who also ' walks through the valley ', encouraged me to be strong in the Lord, and reminded me of something also important : forgiveness.