A woman, a blogger who gives greatly to our community, is in trouble. It's a common story ... wounded man, caring woman, disastrous results. (Note: the genders could easily be reversed ... wounds always seem to call to the healers within us.) In this case, years of trying to find her way back to love through conversation and counseling have taken its toll in self-esteem and resilience and she now finds herself exhausted, financially challenged and blinded and paralyzed by the pain, abuse, and confusion.
We cannot fix her situation ... but, perhaps, by sharing our own stories, we can help her see that she will survive ... and that new joy and growth will grow in this soul soil that has been nourished by life fertilizer (sometimes called manure, sometimes something even more pungent).
What advice would you give to this woman who needs to know that there will be life after pain, that she can and will survive? She reads this blog and will see your comments.
About this image: "Circle of Friends"
This tiny Stonehenge was found on a beach on the central coast of California. It reminds me of a circle of friends standing shoulder to shoulder with a tiny bit of humor peeking out.