Tapestry of Life
Time and time again I have discovered how each life experience, even (and maybe especially) the difficult ones, have become a new "thread" that is woven into the tapestry of this beautiful journey called My Life.
This tapestry metaphor is a powerfully hope-filled for me, that I heard from a retreat leader years ago. She said that being in the midst of painful experiences is like looking at the backside of a tapestry: messy threads in a crazy, knotted jumble. But once we get to the other side and look back, it's like turning that tapestry over and seeing that what appeared on one side to be nothing but a mess, actually created that gorgeous intricate tapestry.
— Laura L