Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance

It's been a busy, bittersweet week: we helped one of our friends bury her 21-month-old son, and another friend marry off her 21-year-old daughter. Ups and downs, tears and joy, meals to share in the mourning and meals to share in the festivities. More than ever, I realize what a privilege it is to hug, to cry, to laugh and to share life with our friends.

Two are better than one, because they
have a good return for their work:
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

1 comment:

E.T.'s Mom said...

Hmm, joys and sorrows all around you. A good time to pause and reflect and give the little ones a hug.