The following poem was sent to us by a dear friend. Thank you, Carol, for caring.

After the night time comes the dawn,
After the darkness – light,
After the winter comes the spring,
Bringing new delight.
After the shadow comes the sun,
After the storm comes peace,
After the loss and loneliness
Tears will surely cease.

After the sadness of the heart,
After the hurt and pain,
After the time of emptiness,
Love will still remain.
After the heartache and despair
Strength and hope are born,
After the night time comes the light,
After the darkness – dawn.

~~written by Iris Hesselden~~