Hold Fast To Hope

I was having an emotional day yesterday. You know, just one of those days when the weight of the world is just too much for your tired shoulders to carry.  I want clear answers, I want healing, I want our lives to be like they were and none of it is clear or the same.

My friend came to my office and placed a package on my desk. I opened it and it was a shirt from sevenly.com It was a t-shirt that said, "Hold Fast to Hope." I had tears streaming down my cheeks. She gave me a beautifully written card.  She said, "Hope is one of the most beautiful things a person can carry with them. Hold onto it even when it's hardest! Especially when it's hardest!

I am grateful to friends, family and people we don't even know that are praying for Doug and Melissa and our family. You will never know how much it means!


Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.  -Emily Dickinson


artwork: Lindsey Fleeman