“Wouldn’t it be nice if we could edit our lives the way we edit stories?” I recently asked one of my children while driving to school. “That way we could delete or change parts of our lives that we’d rather forget or that didn’t work out the way we hoped.”
One reward of attending the Christopher Awards in New York this spring was coming home with a bag full of books from other award winners, stories of hope and friendship and of overcoming great obstacles to do great good. Only, one story I wasn’t sure I wanted to read. It is the story of Dr. Edith Eva Eger, among the few remaining Holocaust survivors who was sent to Auschwitz with her parents and sister.
“I have learned throughout my life that sometimes our deepest disappointments and darkest days are when God speaks to us most clearly. In times of great and desperate confusion, God taps on our hearts. In our loneliest nights He whispers clearly,” Marcus Doe, Catching Ricebirds.