, , , ,

Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience… – Sheri L. Dew

Gravestones may seem like macabre imagery at the beginning of a new year, when most of the world is making hope-filled plans for success and happiness. Some of these limestone markers are almost 150 years old. They mark more than names and dates; they mark lives.

I believe these people were required to live resilient lives. They faced illnesses, losses, and death. They struggled to till the soil, build their homes and raise their families. They experienced great joys, great sorrows, and great changes.

So will we.

Fly with a kind heart, a light spirit, and a resilient soul. – A.D. Posey

To see more Resilient photos, click here.