Thursday, July 8, 2010

History and Sorrow


Almost a year ago, I went on a business trip to DC and saw this statue outside the capital building.  It's called "History and Sorrow".  Sorrow is behind History.  It is meant to symbolize that the sorrow of this country is in the past and the pain.  I can't remember the exact date it was made, or by who, but the idea struck me that day.  An important person in our country's history had so much hope and belief in what our nation stood for, they erected this huge monument to declair that sorrow was part of our history, but not our future.

I pray that each of you can find that hope.  That's not to say bad things will never happen in our lives again, but that everytime they do, we have enough hope in us to look forward with hope.  Not forgetting our sorrow, but rather living as a companion we share our joys as well as sorrows with.

Happy (late) Independence Day! 

I hope all of you had a safe and enjoyable weekend and spent much time with those who bring you joy!

5 comments:

Brandon and Melani said...

That's awesome...very well said!

rebecca said...

I'm so thankful I stumbled upon your blog from Grieve Out Loud...this so perfectly describes what I have been feeling this past week. We just lost our daughter about two weeks ago to premature labor 23wks into my pregnancy & although I feel a deep sadness because of her death in the past couple of days I have held close to hope that we will become parents again someday.
By the way...I'm also a social worker! I look forward to following your journey!

Lori said...

The hope for days not consumed with sorrow is SO strong!!!

xoxoxo

Holly said...

What a neat statue.

Maggie said...

What a great post! :)