“Always pain before a child is born.” – Bono
It took three and a half hours for my infusion of the drugs when I took chemotherapy. It took seven days for the drugs to wear off so I could feel somewhat normal again. It took four months until I was finished with chemotherapy.
Time seems to stretch on forever when you are struggling through a tough time. When you’re in the middle of a crisis, it’s hard to see the end. The pain seems like it will never go away.
But what I can say is to hold on. I love U2′s song “Yahweh.” In that song, Bono writes about a process of taking nothing and making it something. God can do that but you have to get through the darkness before the dawn, just as Bono writes.
Always pain before a child is born
Still I’m waiting for the dawn
Hang on. The dawn is coming. You just have to make it through one hour. Then the next hour. Soon you’ll have 24 hours. Then one day becomes seven and you’re through with a week. Before you know it, your ordeal is over.