“When you wake up in the morning, be thankful for a new day”, I was always told as a child. But lately I wake up in the morning and all I want to do is lament. Everything can be seemly going great. My job is great, I am in good health, but my mum is ill. How can I be happy and thankful when I feel like she is getting the raw end of the deal from our dear God who she has loved and diligently served all her life. She keeps telling me it is all Gods will and I feel my faith die a little more. Yes, this is the one thing that is dragging me down when all else is seemingly going great. I know these bodies are not meant to last forever but I hoped she would be happy and contented in her old age. I hoped that He would have mercy on her and give her peace in her final years. I hoped that she would be traveling and enjoying her pension. I hoped that, we would finally have peace and good health. Is that too much to ask for?


Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken”. ―C.S. Lewis