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Donna,
Thank you for the story. Sure it's sugary and written to give an emotional impact, but if you take it for what it is and don't try to analyze it to death, it packs a powerful message.

Some background for why I feel this way. The last four years have been very emotionally difficult for me -- I almost died from complications from surgery, I nursed my Mom who died of cancer, my aunt, who was a second Mom, died suddenly and my sister, my only sibling, died of brain cancer. Throughout this, I have envied people who have that deep,deep faith which gives them peace and such emotional strength in situations such as these.

I've always been, and still am, a regular churchgoer. However, I've never been able to find that deep faith which I see in others. I've searched for it, just like Tom in the story, and felt like a failure because I wasn't able to find it. I don't know why, but this story helped me realize that I can stop searching. It will come when it comes.

mimi



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