Regardless of the cause of our isolation, it is a valuable opportunity to learn.
Lessons I have learned about life and other interesting realities
The heat flashed. Moisture prickled my forehead and under my arms. Flames rose up my neck and consumed my face. The red haze fogged my mind. Heart racing, painful throbbing seized my chest. Lights stabbed behind my eyes. It was becoming harder to breathe. I was drowning. Sirens screamed in my ears and stupid tears leaked out of my eyes. I was sinking into the haze; it hurt in my chest and in my head. I could not escape.
For the past several years I have been making a comeback. In 2016, after ten years of warring with my body, my brain finally delivered the knock-out blow. Previously, I had been pushing boundaries, ignoring the warnings and, by pure force of will, overrode all of my body’s defences. Fuelled by pride, nothing was going to stop me from fulfilling my unrealistic expectations of wife, mum and lay minister.