But for some, the battle is far from over. Perhaps it is the beginning of a long and testing battle ahead.
Now that merely a year later, at this same festive season, another battle is shaping up. Sometimes life, (or God) has a sick sense of humor. Same scenario, just a different parent. Losing loved one is painfully devastating. Losing loved one in the midst of such celebration and rejoicing, the pain is just simply unimaginable and unreal.
But the battle is real, here and now. Forge on, my friend. Fight! Never give up. Never back down.
In the spirit of Diwali, may hope truly prevail, and light emerges victorious over evil.