My aunt just said something very sad to me

sometimes i wonder if [God] lets these things happen to convince me he is the only true support i have. if so, it has worked

I have no response for that.

This is the aunt who’s recovering from a heart transplant, whose husband died suddenly and unexpectedly, whose goat pen was attacked by wild animals, and who just lost one of her treasured dogs. All within this past year. But she’s known pain before this…abuse, divorce, losing both her father and her son in a tragic car accident some twenty years ago.

I love her, and I wish I could do something.