the word for the last couple days…grief. 

the headlines made my heart hurt…there is so much brokenness. 

and I have no beautiful words.

grief comes and goes as it pleases, and rests where it wants. 

grief can bring us closer to God, or turn us away from anything to do with him. 

to all my dear ones, at the beginning, middle, and end of wherever the wave of grief is taking you…swim. 

swim until eventually you see glimpses of hope again. 

swim…because your real matters. your life matters. you matter.