“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And lean not on your own understanding;
in all your way acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.”

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Always Remember the Strength Within You

Tomorrow might seem
as if it will never come
when your difficulties
continue to absorb
all of your efforts.
But there is hope
that a better tomorrow is near;
there is strength within you
that will help you bear
all the burdens of today.

- Jodi Mae

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows”

- Helen Keller

Since we met
all those years ago,
your friendship
has been a precious thread —
refining, enriching, and strengthening
the fabric of my life.

- Maya Angelou
“I can be changed by what happens to me.
I refuse to be reduced by it…

In the face of such uncertainty,
Believe in these two things—
You are stronger than you think,
And you are not alone.”

- Maya Angelou

Dear God,

I’m sorry to say
That I do not understand
How you can let an angel cry
As she rests upon your hand

I beg you for your guidance
And for strength within my heart
When the pain is just too great for me
To let faith do its part

I remember your love
As it shined upon her face
And witness it again
In a mother’s soft embrace

Our Carly is perfection
A miracle of life
Please mend our broken angel
And release her of her strife

Our prayers restore our faith
That our hearts—again—will rise
When we see your love once more
Glistening in her eyes.