Suffering with hope

When Words of Comfort Feel More Like Salt in a Wound

We sat in the doctor’s office, exhausted by the constant struggles with our son, only to hear the doctor say, “I think you just need to give him more to do.” I don’t know if he could actually see the steam coming out of my ears and the tears building up, but I couldn’t believe… Continue reading When Words of Comfort Feel More Like Salt in a Wound

Hope When It Hurts, Suffering with hope

Where to turn when loneliness is overwhelming

As my husband and I drove home from our night out to celebrate my birthday, I laid my seat back in the car and wept. I had looked forward to this night away for days but, as usual, I found myself gritting my teeth in discomfort, trying to convince myself that I wasn’t feeling miserable.… Continue reading Where to turn when loneliness is overwhelming