I find it devastating that the beautiful moments that I so treasure today will give way to the pains and losses of tomorrow. Of course, I know that tomorrow will bring beautiful moments of its own.
This too shall pass. It's a nice reminder to treasure today because today's moments are fleeting and we do not know what tomorrow will bring.
But over the last few years I have also taken comfort in this little phrase. When my 2nd daughter was born with a surprise congenital heart defect severe enough to require immediate surgery and a three week hospital stay before taking her home. This too would pass.
When I was told the devastating news that that the "perfect child" I had been waiting on for 9 months would need a feeding tube and most likely had a genetic disorder: This too would pass.
When I sat, helpless in the hospital waiting room while doctors operated on her tiny heart. This too would pass.
And every time I thought that I didn't have the strength, the patience, or the capability to get through another day. Every time I wished the year away, wished to fast forward to after Alli's heart was fixed, after she was eating, after we could know for sure if she will have any permanent delays. These times too would pass.
I somehow found the strength to get through, by God's grace. And with time those dark days became just bad memories. I know that more dark times will come our way. But I also know that God will get us through them, and that those dark moments too shall pass.
The Modern Housewife