In the midst of loss we search for the reasons why we must suffer and grieve. While quietly observing family talk and family moments that are meaningful I get a reminder that it is in those moments that we can remember our loved ones with a grateful heart that they touched our lives in such a way that we are able to laugh and connect with those of us who remain.

New connections made by old connections lead to chances to see God’s purpose in why things happen the way they do. No we may not have the answers to why we experience loss, but if we are still enough in his presence we may see the purpose – to help us reconnect, to love, to support, to lift up those family members that were once a great part of our life.

Life is a gift.



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