{Mountain Rest}

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not healing, not curing, that is a friend who cares." -Henri Nouwen

I'm convinced the difference between living well and thriving is in part due to having someone who can help you see yourself and others more clearly. Call them a spiritual sensei, a mentor, a life guru ... either way they are delivers of hope suspenders of judgement, and messengers of grace. For the past 13 years this woman has been that for me. She's shown me the importance of self work and creating space to grieve all things, no matter how big or small. We work hard and play hard together. We support one another's families. We embrace the challenges of student life (only one more year until you have your PhD sweet Elizabeth!). We remind each other of how little we actually know and how much we are in need of forgiveness. I'm incredibly grateful for you, Elizabeth. The last four days in the mountains have filled my heartbox more than you know!


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