Pain, Loneliness, Abandonment, Fear, Hopelessness. Powerful words of despair. We think we’re alone and no one will understand what we’re facing. However, the truth is that there are many, many people facing the journey that we are on or they have faced the journey that we are taking. So the truth is that we are not alone in our struggles. By overcoming their struggles they let us know that we can overcome our struggles and that we are not alone in the struggles that we are facing. Once we realize that we are not alone, we can allow hope to fill the gap where pain, loneliness, abandonment, fear, and hopelessness once lived.