Thursday, March 10, 2011

Through Thick and Thin

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I've received sad news this week from several friends, and my heart aches for them.  Some are facing uncertainty and concern for loved ones.  Some are experiencing the heartbreak of loss. 

I think it's natural to want to help during these life experiences.  I have great desires to be helpful in just the right way, to say just the right things, to take thoughtful to a new level.  I always feel inadequate.  My simple offerings never seem quite right to express the love and compassion I'm feeling.  But over the years I'm learning that "I'm sorry" is sometimes just the right thing. And sometimes just being there is just the right thing. 

This weekend I'm headed out so I can just be there for a dear friend.  Wishing you a happy one. 

"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." -Galations 6:2


Hannah said...

You are a wonderful friend, Christina. They are lucky to have you.

[Lovely by M] Michelle said...

Couldn't love this quote more. Thank you for sharing. I become easily overwhelmed with the burdens of close ones and with the world. It is hard not to have a heavy heart when so much bad & negative surrounds us. However, a friend and a scripture couldn't be more comforting.