She asks me to apologize to you for her being so visibly raw. So I do. Yet, I hope that rather than generating pity or discomfort, her openness will instead bring you to a better understanding of your own humanity. Know that in your own moments of sorrow, solace can be found, and that you too can draw upon your own inner strength and persevere. Know, too, that she and I are here for you, and that together, we can get to where we need to go.
By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon