I have found that in the darkest moments in my life have been when I have seen the most light spiritually. What I strive for is that same strong awareness of the light during all times and not just the darkest.
Often times it is in those darkest moments that people begin to seek the peace that comes with God's life. I have often wondered if some of those " pruning of the vine" moments that produce the best in us are not meant to lead us closer to the light. Some things in life grow in darkness. Some vegetables are night shades. But there is still and will always be the light of the moon.
-- Holli Richardson