There's always going to be bad stuff out there...

Hayden and Aspen © 2005 Laurie Pace

Hayden and Aspen © 2005 Laurie Pace

“There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing -- light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light.” 
― Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

Somehow things are ALWAYS better if you are not alone.  Hard to remember the words include God, and if you are a believer you are NEVER alone.  Still I believe to have your best friend, your spouse, your go to person nearby, always lends encouragement and benefit.  Giving to each other throughout a lifetime or a season in life.  The painting above was for a friend that moved away from Texas but her eldest son left his best friend, a girl... but just a friend as they were so very young. They knew not about life and the sorrows ahead. Just this moment in this day counted as they sprinted into the future together.

"Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God." 1 Corinthians 4:5