One of my sweetest dearest friends I have made on this journey is my girlfriend Barbie. She is amazing, unassuming, and more loving and compassionate then anyone else I know. We met on the internet and then met up in real life when our girls were not quite a year old. We connected through grief and built a beautiful friendship of love. We broke down, cried, and connected through pain only a parent and even only that a mother understands. I love her so much and I love her little girl and her hubby aint too shabby either.
Barbie sent me the following this morning. It was an amazing way to wake up and start my day. I often receive messages about how the blog helps people on the path. I can’t take credit other then to say that I never ever want anyone to feel as lost as I did and I am answering a call that God put in my heart. Enjoy the read because it is one of the best pieces I have ever had the pleasure of sharing.
What I Know About Grief
When I say I know something about grief, I’m not saying I understand your pain.
I’m whispering that I have also grieved.
I am professing that I am weak and continue to pray daily for strength.
I’m saying I’m willing to let you see inside my pain.
I offer because I understand weakness, imperfect faith, and vulnerability.
It means I’ve found hope during moments of God’s tender comfort.
It means I am here because God helped me find my way through the darkness.
From “Grieving Forward” by Susan Duke