Today this is a metaphor for my marriage. What seems to be a one step forward two steps back since it's inception type of relationship is becoming a clearer overall picture: a dead end. Sometimes I linger on the outcomes of hope in our struggle and how far we've come. Sometimes I want to continue to be strong for our family and inspire others that anything is possible, because I truly believe that. And then there's that point where you have to realize, though things have improved, it still isn't good enough and it still isn't healthy enough to live through forever or build more onto. There has to be a base of pure truthfulness and decent kindness that never wavers, these things are not negotiable. And that there is how it could all be rebuilt... without a commitment to that what is the point.