Is it me or has 2014 been a really tough year? In my world alone there's been pests, sickness, physical suffering and unfortunately a death in the family.
When you're going through it you don't think about the pattern. Instead you only see that moment. And you tend to think it's just you. Alone.
What I want to say is that you have more support than you realize. When my husband's mom died I was overwhelmed by the expressions of love from people who rarely had anything to do with us.
Over and over again, no matter what the situation, I have read, observed and experienced that people genuinely reached out to say "I care." Not because they're saints, but because we are all human beings and in some way that makes us connected.
If you are suffering and alone in some way, know that the world is here to support you. You don't need to do anything special, either - the sentiment is already there.
Special thanks this Mother's Day to my own mom, who is always on the other end of the line when I call her, ready to offer a sympathetic ear.
* All opinions my own.