Part of me never wants her to give up on her beliefs for what she hopes and prays for herself, for her brother, for her family. I don’t want her to be like me – praying, but always struggling to buttress that prayer with belief. But another part of me wants her understand the reality of our life.
Dilshad’s writing is just painfully beautiful in this piece. The (unexpected) struggles we all have can so easily shake our faith.