SORROW seemed like such a sad theme for the day. As my sister pointed out to me, we walked 15 miles for JOY and travelled 39 miles for SORROW; and maybe that was planned.

Today we offered up our sorrows to God, as well as our aches and blisters. But I also reflected on a saying I use quite often: From great sorrow comes great joy.

I believe this. I believe that I experience deeper emotions, including joy, because of the deep sorrow I have experienced in life. I think our sorrows teach us to feel more deeply and to love more deeply.

“A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance” (Ecclesiastes 3:4)

Today I walked for all those who have experienced deep sorrow in their lives; and for those we miss deeply, especially MB, CH, KN, MK and my grandparents.