Have you ever run until you cannot breath? Have you ever run down a hill with your arms spread out and your eyes closed tight? Have you ever run so fast for so long that it hurts, run so fast that you cant see the path in front of you, run so fast that all you can think of is your next breath in, your next breath out, you cant continue because there is no air but you cant stop because you haven’t got to the end of the road?
Have you ever watched a sad movie or a tv show that just sucks you in and then spits you out, but in the interim has completely involved you to the point that their pain is your pain, their tears are your tears, taken you from your sad reality into their even more upturned reality, only to send you back to a reality which still hurts, but seems silly for hurting?
Have you ever listened to a song over and over and over, screaming the words at the top of your lungs making each meaning your meaning…
Have you ever just broken down in tears, screamed in pain, felt the hurt deep from the bottom of your gut, felt like you cant go on, felt like there are no more tears to give, no more of you to give, like you just cant do this anymore?
But i am still here. I am still here.
And somehow, somewhere deep inside, deeper than the hurt, i found enough hope to continue.
I am here. I dont know why, and i dont know how, but i am here…
Thank the Lord i am still here.
“I haven’t been to the ends of the earth and faced death – but I have felt pain. I haven’t climbed the highest mountain or been to the moon – but I have felt happiness. No matter the challenge, no matter the triumph so long as you have found some HOPE there is a future.”