Much of learning is relatively easy.  That is to say that when one person communicates knowledge to another, most often it is not done at the great expense of the teacher.

Grief is not that way.

When I hear parents tell me that they are better guides for their children because of the situation that Zion, Jacoba, Zekijah and I find ourselves in, I still don’t know how to process that information.  It sometimes doesn’t seem right. 

And sometimes it does.

Sometimes is makes sense.  A young mother of three glorious kids, struggling and dying of cancer.  People should learn from that.  But sometimes I wonder, do they?  Do they really, effectively learn from it?

I hope so.

Because it comes at the great expense of the teachers.