One of the things that has helped me find comfort in my grief is to relinquish my claim to sole ownership of grief. Some times when we face a trial we treat it like we are the first, only and last person to ever walk that road of suffering.
The truth is, I am not the only mom who has lost a child. I am one of thousands who bury their children every day. My husband is not the only father to lose a son. My children are not the only siblings who have watched a brother or sister die.
Rather than wallowing selfishly in our pain, we have been asked to share our pain and our comfort others.
I believe that truth is one of reasons God led us to create a family ministry:
He comforts us every time we have trouble so that when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us. 2 Cor. 1:4
Today I am overwhelmed because there is a 5K organized in our community to raise awareness for all the kids who are grieving the loss of a sibling. The proceeds of the race will go to He Lives For Kids.
Help us bring comfort to as many little hurting hearts as we can. If you would like to join us for this special day check it out! Click for details: He Lives For Kids 5K Run/Walk.