I have been posting this blog for about 3 1/2 years now with thousands of visitor views. Although viewer comments have been scant, I do hope my personal reflections on suffering have been helpful to those walking down similar paths. I am sure we all have much more to learn on surviving suffering.
With this post, comes an end to this particular blog’s era. Perhaps a blog with a different theme may evolve one day. With my sister’s overall progress so limited since her accident over five years ago, it has become difficult to even write about our story from positive prospectives. Responses to this tragedy could have been so different! However each person must decide whether to press forward or remain stuck in life.
I have experienced both losses and gains throughout this journey. However in summing up, I choose to dwell on the positives. Getting my first book published on a very personal subject, I see as a positive, overall. My choosing to move forward in personal therapy and group support, regardless of the circumstantial negatives, is another positive. Although my deciding to set appropriate boundaries with family and friends has cost me relationships, the most important one with my Heavenly Father has accelerated. I am an emotionally and spiritually healthier person now than when this blog began, choosing positive life choices by Yahweh’s mercy and grace.
I close by thanking those for taking an interest in our story. Hopefully some of the posts of these last years can be re-read to bring reminders to us all that one need not walk down a dark night of the soul alone. The LORD wants to walk it with you if only you grant Him that invitation. His presence is essential on the journey!