Readers and Friends: My apologies for the lack of posts over the last few days. Thank you for your patience with me.
In the wake of the loss of a dear family friend, my husband and I have been spending time with those closest to us, praying, talking, and seeking understanding. While it was sudden and greatly unexpected, we sought to find joy amidst the sorrow, and were moved to see hundreds gather to provide prayer, love, and kindness. Likewise, the affects of the local tornadoes have been devastating, but have allowed us to see a sense of unconditional love in the middle of an otherwise tragic situation.
The human race never ceases to amaze me: their strong, persistent ability to help, to be there, to comfort, in the gravest of circumstances. Strangers unite to bless a family they’ve never met – schools and churches hold vigils for those they may have only seen in passing. And to think that some believe humans aren’t naturally “good.”
I thank God that we are completely okay, and hope that we can do whatever possible to ease the pain of those who are not.
“Where hope can hold the hand of sorrow, we can walk into tomorrow.” Charlie Hall.
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