Laura Kelly Fanucci, a mom who’s a Christian and an author, has written a poem (see below) that’s quickly making the rounds on social media as people look for any signs of hope and encouragement during this COVID-19 crisis.

This excerpt from the Caller-Times explains more: [S]he has been amazed by the response to her poem. "At this point it's been shared over 83,000 times on Facebook and 48,000 times on Instagram, as far as I can track," she wrote. "So it's certainly struck a chord (although it feels strange to call something "viral" in this present crisis). I've seen it translated into several languages and have been asked for permission to reprint it in countless places.”

Fanucci also told the Caller-Times: "The words came to me in the middle of the night. Our youngest child is only 3 weeks old so I'm up with him at all hours. Everything feels darker and more frightening at night, so I started wondering what small good I could offer to people as a writer."

Laura Kelly Fanucci and her husband Franco live in Minnesota with their four sons. She is a writer and the director of the Communities of Calling Initiative, housed at the Collegeville Institute at Saint John's University. She earned her Master of Divinity from Saint John's School of Theology and her BA from the University of Notre Dame.