To handle mental instability of someone you love is incredibly difficult, what you want to do and what you need to do are often two very different things. The difficulties in your past that once seemed so unfathomable become merely a stepping stone for trials to come.

“It is those of us who have been broken that become experts at mending.” – Dr. Steve  Maraboli

Someone I could always lean on, my rock has become someone I no longer recognize. The hardest thing is not to look back and remember who he was but to move forward knowing who he is.

“Accept what is, Let go of what was, Have faith in what can be.”

In life we are all faced with hard moments, where we want to turn off the lights and cover our ears to not see or hear anything that might hurt us, but somehow it always gets in. Pain is the most acute when it hurts those you love more than yourself, and the ones it hurts the most are the ones I want so badly to protect, but there is no protection from life.


As Life Changes we must learn to adapt, to Wipe the tears from our eyes and embrace the life that has been​ given to us.

One Reply to “Trials”

  1. Eloquent and poignant, Alicia. We are all praying for your family and especially your dad right now. Hugs…

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