“This too shall pass.”
Nothing in all the world gives me greater hope than this simple concept. Whatever I am dealing with today is simply a temporary affliction–something that will pass beyond memory with the passing of time.
I sit in a wonderful place in my journey. I can look back at the events that made up my childhood with a growing sense of objectivity. I can see lessons that can be learned to help prevent abuse in the lives of others. I can see coping skills acquired that may help others do more than just survive. I can see strength developing that will help others be strong. I can see weakness and brokenness manifest so I can warn others of the issues they will face.
This can be done because I have come to accept that ‘this too shall pass’.