Thursday, October 25, 2012


Dear Abby,

You are old enough now to know that some things in life are just painful. People often say and do things that cause pain for themselves and others. THAT'S LIFE! The question is: "How do we deal with it?"

We all have "defense mechanisms" that we use to get through the painful times. The one thing our family is known for when one of us is hurting is to cry. We can't help it, we just get weepy-eye syndrome.

You have already developed your ways of coping with pain I know, because it is developed gradually in one's life. Perhaps you keep a journal and write to ease the pain. It could be that you play your music and take it out on the keyboard! I like to sing to comfort myself. (A little chocolate doesn't hurt either!)

We are all individuals and handle emotions differently. One thing we should not forget to do during difficult times is to remember that no one can comfort us like The Lord. We are told many times in the scriptures that He cares for us personally. We can talk to Him and read His Word for assurance.

Abby, always remember Jesus cares, He really cares. May The Lord watch between you and me when we are absent one from the other. I love you very much.


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