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    On Sep 18, 2018 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:

     To work of love is to love = being present and honoring and loving someone no matter where they are on the journey. It means loving them when they are hurt or angry or feeling unlovable. It means reminding them of their worth when they cannot see it. It means seeing their heart and inner beauty. This happened for me this very weekend. My cousin whom I love like a sister had to have her young healthy dog euthanized because he had bitten 3 different people he didn't know and all unprovoked. My cousin had no choice but to have him euthanized, it is a state law where we live. The love in loving, was to choose to drive up from Washington DC to be with her face to face in PA and be by her side as she went through the awful process with her beloved dog. It was to love her even when she had moments of shutting down and of anger and of hurt and to just be present next to her, saying nothing at times, just being with her. This is a small example, but I think one of value because it is a small moment of love that adds up to the bigger moments. <3 What helps me to hold close is to see the child and the inner beauty in the person in front of me and to remind myself of their heart when they cannot see it ( and sometimes I struggle to see it too) It is to remind myself that I too am worthy of that love: to work to love myself as I love others <3 


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    On Sep 20, 2018 Amy wrote:

     Amen!


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