07/20/2014 03:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Did You Know Faith Is a Bird?

2014-07-20-bird1.jpgBefore I heard the following quote I never realized there was such a thing as "winged hope."

"Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking, and sings while it is still dark."

After my friend, Lynn, shared this quote with me, she began an uplifting story. Her son was caught smoking marijuana, and when her husband heard the news, he knew just what to do.

Her husband, who struggles with substance abuse, took their son on a long walk. When they returned, they both had tears in their eyes.

Lynn's husband assured their son there are other ways to deal with worries. Smoking pot is not the right path to take.

Lynn told her husband his wisdom was golden.

She believes that incident with her son is a blessing. It may be just the impetus her husband needs to steer clear of alcohol completely, and be a strong role model to their son.

After telling me the story, Lynn smiled. Her smile lit up her face so brightly, it left her with ruddy cheeks.

Lynn is hopeful. She is that bird that feels the dawn breaking.

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