This has been a very difficult month, to put things lightly. In my own little bubble there has been a constant stream of annoyances and inconveniences, which I can always move past. However, as I watch many friends and family members say goodbye to loved ones, struggle with illnesses and navigate terribly uncomfortable stages of life, I'm not too out of touch to empathize with them. I'm not so far removed from the gut wrenching, nerve-racking feeling just shy of paralysis (paralysis in fear) that precedes an ironclad resolve to flip the switch and handle business.
The funny thing about the fight or flight response is even though you'd like to fly, you know you've got to stand firm and fight. I just thank God we don't have to fight alone!