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.