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I don’t know how to comfort a friend experiencing heartbreak.  I suspect I’m not very good at it.  I want to just give her a hug that never lets go, but she’s half a country away.

I google: I want to understand what she’s going through.  This makes it worse, makes me feel more inept.  It’s horrible; no one should ever have to experience this.

I’m not a religious person.  I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have gone to church the last few years and it wasn’t Christmas or Easter.  But if prayer is nothing more than a fervent request to something bigger than ourselves, then I pray that I will know how to listen when she needs to talk, how to make her laugh when she wants to be distracted.  I pray that she will never have to experience this brand of pain again.

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About Shannon K.

My name is Shannon. I make stuff up.
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