Bella and Cosmo came back for a visit.
Being in unknown and difficult circumstances makes us uneasy. Knowing an end will result in reuniting with the ones we love makes it all tolerable. Maybe even enjoyable.
Believing that Jesus redeems pain, and makes all things new, I bear the separation from those I've lost much better. If the Joy of the Lord is our Strength, we can even enjoy it. When every challenge comes along, I can remember it is only for a season and all our tears will be washed away. That makes every day not just bearable, but fantastic.