You've maybe heard me talk about my sister. She is the one who writes the names in the sand for our SandWritten site. She is lucky enough to live in Hawaii and someday I will get to go visit. But for now I spend a lot of time reading her and her friend's blogs. And I stumbled upon this gem.
Crash at Crash Test Dummies Diaries was talking about how she took her and my sister's kids fishing. They get a few nets, a big bucket of water and have a grand old time.
My nephew was walking along, struggling to carry this big bucket of water. And Crash offered to help him. After carrying it a bit she looked inside to see how many fish there were. None. Not a one. So she suggested maybe they could dump out the water and fill it up when they got closer to the fishing spot.
And she talked about how so many people are carrying burdens unnecessarily. Maybe we can help carry their bucket. Or encourage them to dump some of it.
I thought this was a great analogy. I've thought about it a lot these last few days.
Go visit her blog Crash Test Dummies Diaries to hear her story. She tells it so well. And she kindly mentions Stepping Stones and Sandwritten and wishes well to anyone who has lost a child. I so appreciate this. Someone supportive, someone who 'gets it'. Thanks so much, Crash. It means a lot.