These past few weeks have been very busy for us with counseling. Tom is the psychologist and I am his translator. It has been eye opening to become a part of Tom's professional life. We had not worked together since our days at Dad's video store back in Kansas.
I have a great deal of respect for what Tom does. I used to envy him going off into the workforce each day and being with people while I was busy at home with little ones. Now, I see the reality. He was not off having fun at work. Well, not all day anyway!
Some appointments are rewarding and seeing the progress that individuals, families, and couples experience brings joy to my heart. But, carrying their burdens around with me is difficult.
We don't talk about it much because of needing to keep the confidence of those we work with. But just know that we work with everyone, those who can pay and those who cannot. Those who are influential church leaders and those who are doubting God's existence.
Emotional, spiritual and relational pain has no prejudice, it falls like rain upon us all. However, some are more resilient than others in how they handle it.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers... and know that while I may post about food, train rides or silly things that happen in our daily lives, we are hard at work and the load is not always easy.