To Journey With

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." --Henri Nouwen

In countless conversations this week, the above ideas have been expressed. It's so important to me to share my life with my loved ones and not just be tangentially involved. Finding those with whom we can achieve that depth, particularly as a married couple, can be difficult. But we are profoundly grateful for those that do.

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