Overwhelmed for a dear friend, who got a terrible diagnosis for her child, because I have been her in shoes a few times over. I have sat with tears in a doctor’s office as they deliver heavy news and it sinks in that she will never out grow what I have been trying to rescue and fix for years. Or in a PICU room fighting for her life as my whole body shakes and I learn what terrible disease put her there. I get my friend’s loneliness, her grief, how people care for her but aren’t able to truly understand. And I am overwhelmed with gratitude that I get to be there in these moments for her. Because that’s what redemption looks like, that’s part of how God works all things together for good. Your pain, your journey, is not just for you but given for others as well. I can be a hope and light for her just as others were for me. Whatever lays in your past, whatever pain you walk through, it can be a beacon for someone else.