I've been blindsided.
I did not see the series of disappointments and concerns coming my way. The daily dose of pain, confusion, and hurt that I've lived through every day since the end of January has been unbelievably difficult to endure.
Bad news, bad information, bad teeth, and bad timing all happening during bad weather eventually took the sunshine out of my soul. Sometimes life challenges can be just too much. I now know how an overwhelmingly bad season feels. It is hard to smile. It becomes hard to hold on to faith. It is hard to even exist.