Strong Comfort

5 New Hugs (4 new church friends, 1 new friend (well, I have met her before, oh man. Ok, so she doesn’t count.) 4 New Hugs.

I have heard people say over and over again for the past month, “I just don’t know how these parents/families are coping with the losses in Newtown.” As a matter of fact, I have been one of those people. I have thought a lot about this. Is there a way to prepare myself for such an event? Can I predetermine what steps I would take if something devastating were to happen to my family? Would that even make sense?

The conclusion I have come to is that it wouldn’t make sense. All it would do is cause undue stress when life is still good. It could cause potential sleepless nights thinking about all that could go wrong (and haven’t we gone through enough of that during the first year of our children’s lives??).

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. -Unknown

The truth in these words brings me such comfort. Perhaps reminding ourselves of this is really all we need to prepare. Because when the time comes the strength is ours.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.


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