“…a fault line ripping our lives, a tearing of our realities, a split in the timeline of how we thought our lives would go, and the before really was better; the after we once imagined far superior to this. Bowler goes on to write, “Few people will let you admit that out loud. Sometimes those who love you best will skip that first horrible step of saying: ‘I’m sorry. I’m so sorry this is happening to you.’”Interestingly, she says it is hope that has folks skip this first step, but I think there is no hope without that step. Hope is not the perfect word of comfort, but the silence that assures us you are seen, you are not alone.”Continue Reading