"...and in a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
There is always hope. By the grace of God, who is merciful and loving, there is always hope that the sun will rise. Have you ever seen the sky at 3:00 a.m.? It's different. There's a different color, and a glow that is only present at three. My heart soars when I think of this quote. I first came across it in a newspaper article about my friend who died when I was fifteen. She had just turned sixteen, and had her driver's license for a few days. The dark night of my soul was so dark and heavy I couldn't breathe, let alone get my hands around any semblance of hope. But when I read that quote, I got it. I understood that it would get better. And when post-partum depression hit me like a tidal wave, I recalled those words and held on tight to my savior, who set the alarm clock for 3:00 a.m. so I could see the sun come up.