Be strong, my dear heart.

Don’t lose hope.

I know it hasn’t been easy for you.

You’ve lost more than you anticipated.

You’ve hurt more profoundly than you dared imagine.

The things you strove for took longer than you expected.

Despite all these, keep the light burning.

Don’t snuff out the candle of hope, though the flame is frail, for it is the essence and bloodline of life.

Keep hold of your confidence. 

You have come this far. 

You are a winner because you have braved the storm.

Though battered, broken, and wounded, you are here, and that in itself is a song of victory.