There are days when I am just not pleasant to be around. At least I don’t think I am. This week there have been a few of those days. I am either near tears or am so jumbled in my emotions that I can’t think straight. It is so frustrating when the waves of grief consume every part of your being. It is easy to feel like such a burden on others. But I have experienced great love in the midst of those days. I am blessed with faithful family and friends; those who have made the choice to walk with me on this journey. They have shown me unconditional love, patience, and true grace. They allow me the freedom to be honest without judgment. They are faithful. And I am thankful.