Thank you all for your outpouring of love during this season of my life. It really does matter to hear from you! We really do matter to each other!
There have been so many times, over the years, that I have seen God's grace work wonders within my children to bring beauty out of ashes. Sometimes this grace has come quickly, other times it has come very, very slowly. But it has always come.
Nevertheless, knowing this does not take the pain away. It still hurts. It still tears the heart and soul. For these hurts, I have learned, I need others. I need you. Words of comfort and empathy and concern and love and care do matter. Not being alone does matter. People reaching out does make a difference. We often feel like we can do so little to help another in pain. And it's true from the standpoint that we cannot "fix" that pain. But we can stand with another by just caring.
You have done that. Thank you.