By Rebecca Dial, SA president
After we learned of the wreck a week ago, there have been varied reactions.
There are some who want to hold their friends and be held by them. Some are angry at what happened and cannot comprehend why Lindsey was taken from them. Others look to the words of hope that are found in scripture. The ways people react to such news and loss are different as we each find our way to mourn the tragedy.
I personally have felt an ache in my heart that has yet to be fully comforted. I hurt for our community and especially for the families of Lindsey and Jeff.
There is a sense that time should stop for a while but classes and work continue for all of us and we struggle to get back into a routine. May we never get into a routine that hardens our hearts or dulls our compassion when friends are grieving and need our comfort. Let us be aware of the different types of impact this has had on our community and strive to understand how others are reacting.
I leave you with this Comfort Blessing by Kirsti Dyer:
May you see the light in the darkness during these challenging times.
May you feel the loving presence of those who hold you in their thoughts and prayers.
May your spirit find what it needs to sustain you on this journey.
May you discover your inner strength and face all difficulties with dignity and grace.
May you be filled with comfort, love, strength, grace and a lasting sense of peace.