you are learning
to come alive
in this space,
even without knowing
how certain things
will fall place.
Even while you are wondering
what tomorrow has in store,
you have learned
to see the lessons
in opening and closing doors,
for in all of this you have learned
what it means to be courageous
is not about arriving somewhere,
but about the journey
you have been invited to.
And through all that you have been through
May you know today is calling you
to step forward into the Light,
with all the strength
you have gathered.
For even when you do not feel
as strong as you once
thought you would be,
you are still being prepared
for what is beyond what you see.
So even here, even in now,
in the wild of your uncertainty,
you are free to believe that all of this
is a part of a grace-filled story.
This is your life.
This is your journey.
But it is not a lonely path.
It is filled with Light and grace,
and the kind of hope that last.
Even on the most uphill and winding bend
where you are worried and wondering
if you will soon reach your end,
your eyes may be tired,
and your feet all-too heavy,
but all by grace,
your soul will be steady,
and moment into moment,
there will be strength to carry on.
So carry on with all you have,
even though you do not know tomorrow yet.
For today you are only being strengthened
for tomorrow’s greater depths.
And it it is okay if there are times
where you do not feel as strong,
and it is not strange to sit with thoughts
of where and if you will belong,
for even there, in that place,
Light is guiding you all along.
And no matter what you find
in the days or years to come,
as long as there are mornings,
there will be a faithfully rising sun,
reminding you it is okay
to pause and take things in,
finding an ever-growing strength
to wake up and start again.