Thankful for others

I think when we are going though hard times, we often forget that there are people on the road with us, suffering just as we are suffering. I posted last weekend on the Huntington's Disease Facebook page, and found some folks walking this uncertain road with us, suffering with us. The pain, grief, and anger is universal when a child or family member is diagnosed with autism, Huntington's, or any other disorder that robs us of the person we love in one way or another.

In many ways we do suffer alone, must suffer alone; but we can take strength from the experiences of others as we walk the uneven road together. We need the support of friends who may not be suffering as we do, but empathize with our suffering and are willing to walk with us.

C.S. Lewis said "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."

Connecting to people along the way makes the way easier.


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