Worry weighs a person down;
an encouraging word cheers a person up.
Sometimes, difficult moments turn into days.
And days into weeks.
And we start to feel the weight of the life we chose.
We find ourselves in the company of those who love us.
Very, very much.
And they understand.
Even when they don't.
And they listen. And reaffirm. And love.
That is where we found ourselves this weekend.
Difficult, heartbreaking decisions looming.
And the arms of our family encircling.
And it was amazing.