"I’ve been meaning to ask... where does it hurt?
We believe everyone carries hurt and has the capacity to acknowledge the pain of others. We believe God draws close to us in every moment of suffering. We commit to vulnerability and compassion."
What makes your heart hurt?
Seeing my kids struggle, or seeing them hurt, inside or out. Seeing them left out, not included, pushed aside, ignored. Seeing them frightened, unsure, overwhelmed.
What have you learned from grief?
Compassion for and understanding other’s pain or loss. A recognition that the world goes on whether I’m in pain or not. Grief is humbling. Grief can also pull you closer to God. It makes you realize there is really not that much that is controllable.