Photo TuesdayAugust 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Posted in Family, Me, Photo Tuesday, Transylvania | 22 Comments
Tags: Challenges, Expats, Family, Italy, Life, Milestones, Peace, Photography, Relationships, Travel
“I bear a little more than I can bear.” — Elinor Hoyt Wylie
We managed one wonderful day in Italy before I broke my leg and our weekend getaway turned into an indefinite stay. With the hospital, surgery, the distance from my children, immobility, physical therapy, I feel as though I’ve had to bear a little more than I can bear lately. But even with the nearly impossible weight, I’ve found peace. It’s the strangest thing. It’s not constant, it’s not complete, but it’s there. Something bad happened to me. It hurt. It was unexpected. And it changed the course of our adventure in Romania, no doubt. But I made it through. I am making it through. In the hospital in Italy, where very few people spoke English and nearly every night was a dark one, some of my favorite nurses would squeeze my hand and murmur “forza” and “coraggio.” Strength. Courage. I’ve found them. I’ve relied on them. And they’ve brought me peace.
Have you ever had to bear more than you can bear? How do you summon strength and courage? How do find peace when life gets tumultuous?
See more peace at Beth’s on Thursday.