From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

July 11

It was one of those years when I found my inner voice whispering, “What else can go wrong?” Then September 11th happened. Life became a topsy-turvy struggle, and our marriage was faltering under the strain.

One afternoon, while out walking with my granddaughter, I witnessed the most exceptional message of all from a flock of geese flying overhead in a perfect V formation. For some odd reason, one goose left the group and started to fly in an entirely different direction. The main flock completely changed its course and gradually picked up their wayward member. As I watched this simple display, I couldn’t help but think of my family. Our lives too, it seemed, had gone astray for a while. But through courage, inner strength and pure love, our family would change its course and triumph.

Susan Siersma

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