I'm a words person. Reading, writing, quotes, lyrics, movie lines...I eat, drink, and breathe words. It's always been this way for me, so it really throws me off when I'm facing a situation where words are useless. Having no words to make it better or make it make sense makes me feel lost.
But there are no words when your 21 year old brother calls you sobbing so hard you can't understand a word he's saying. There are even fewer words when you realize he's telling you that the 19 year old sister of a close friend has just lost her battle to cancer. And there will be even fewer words when I face that friend in a funeral home next week.
All I can say is I am so glad God knows how to listen to hearts. Hearts don't need words. Even as my brain continues to search fruitlessly, I know my prayers are being heard in their purest form. I ask that you add your own prayers - words optional - to mine for this incredible family who will need them so very much in this difficult time.
Rest in Peace, Faith.