Epilogue 13

"The thing is, David," Elsbeth continued. "I seem to have lost my way a little since Aaron left."

He nodded, urging her to continue.

"I just don't understand God's purpose in letting me fall in love again, after such sorrow when Tom died, only to put me through it again. I just need time to think."

The young man gazed at the saintly woman in front of him, his spiritual mother for so many years, now riddled with doubt. He so desperately wanted to find something suitable to say, but this was not a time for words.

Tears filled her eyes.
"I can't bear the sorrow any more."

He sat quietly, watching her weep.