Today we had a special visit from Butch and Janet Berner. I stayed with the Berners at their home in Zambia my first summer in college. This was a very dark and hard time for me. It was the year after Mom pasted away. Dad's health was deteriorating and Grandma Harris was in her final days. I felt alone, lost and orphaned. The Berners illustrated grace to me. They taught me that even in our darkest times there is grace. The dark times are when we can get into our heart, find our inner strength and grow. I only felt love and compassion from them. They let me and the team I was with into their homes and into their hearts. They became our mentors. I love them like family and when they come to the States on furlow they stop in for a quick visit. I was so happy they were able to spend a little time with Caroline.
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