We can tell ourselves where to look for hope when we write. This includes those times when you think you can't take another step. Somehow, when you write about this, the picture starts to emerge where you see yourself taking that step. You see falling and getting up and being held all as part of life.
Why oh why, when we leave our kid with friends, grandparents or other relatives, do they often tell us what deep down we'd rather not hear? I mean, sure on the one hand we're relieved to hear that those who were doing us the favour of watching our kids, didn't end up having to deal with a gigantic tantrum.