I came across this saying at a local consignment store. It is so true. It is not that you want to be "strong" but sometimes it is forced upon you.
Now I have to establish my new life with very little. I continue to be dipped in hot water, I continue to give it to God knowing that strength and hope come from Him. I continue to lean on my friends that offer support, prayer, laughter, care and friendship.
If you are going through this too just know we are not alone. We are sadly in the majority.
Keep the faith and as a very sweet old man used to say "keep looking up children":-)