I just thought today I'd direct you all to my brother-in-law's blog. Their 17 year old son was in bad car wreck on Wed. night. you can read all about their past few days of watching and waiting and praying (click here to go to main blog page). However, he wrote a nice little piece on Struggles.
As I sit in his room late this night, I see my son struggling. Struggling to breath on his own, struggling to awaken so that he can see those around him. I see him struggle to be comfortable with wires coming out of places in his body that they were not meant to be. I see him struggle, and I struggle..... (read the rest of the article here.)
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis