I woke up feeling sad today. Not for myself. But my heart breaks for a friend very close to my heart, who is currently going through an incredibly difficult time in her life. I can barely imagine how difficult things are, or the extent of emotional turmoil she's going through.
I feel her pain. I so want to visit her in the hospital to offer her my love and my support but I can't. For I know that I'll just break down and dissolve into a puddle of salty tears. And I won't do that to her. Not to my friend. I won't break her spirit, bring her doubt, or remind her of her pain.
So, I stay home and do what I can do. Pray. I pray that God gives her peace and comfort through the storm. I pray He gives her strength to brave this trial. And I pray He answers the desperate cry of a new mother's prayer. God be with her and her loved ones, big... and small.