I find that the number one question I’ve been asked after I reveal to someone that I’ve been going through a divorce is this: Do you have people who are walking with you through this? Do I ever have people…God has given me the most incredible “pit crew,” as I call them. This incredible team of family and friends who have been there to service and fill me up with their compassion, prayers, and kindness.
|Presence, prayers, listening, cards and notes of encouragement, gifts and getaways, space, and love. So much love.|
Early on, I talked with our young adult children, and told them to identify their pit crew…that this will be a critical part for their journey and healing through grief. I have been so grateful for the amazing humans God has placed in the lives of our family. What an incredible blessing, a true lifeline. I also mentioned to nh and sh that they in turn will be there in the future for someone else who is struggling due to the help they themselves received in a time of need and the gratitude they have for God’s provision of a pit crew.
I know that the picture above may seem antithesis to the quote below, but there is a "both/and" to this beloved community. It consists of both an active carrying of a friend and a quiet holding of a heart.