Shelter from the Storms

By Laura Edwards

The sixth anniversary of my sister’s diagnosis is in six weeks. I still don’t know it all, but I’ve managed to learn a few things in the past six years:

  • The secret to life isn’t waiting for the storm to pass; it’s learning to dance in the rain (borrowed from Cindy Smith, who lost her son to infantile Batten disease but never lost her resolve against the monster that robbed her).
  • Even the strongest storms are followed by rays of sunlight, however fleeting.
  • People – really GOOD people – provide shelter from the storms when the rain beats down and the punishing winds grow unbearable.

I am incredibly grateful for the GOOD people in my life – the people who’ve dared to believe with us. Without them, we’d be lost.

Laura and Taylor

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