Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Never stop


Day one of our Sorrow to Strength conference was a success, but oh so emotional as the 30+ families each shared the reasons they were attending. Survivors relived their crashes, tears often streaking down their faces. Families of those lost did the same. No one was judgemental. No one was impatient as we let those emotions flow.

And at the end, when our large, sad and somewhat soggy family was all talked out, one of the volunteers passed out bracelets she had made. One for each person, placed into hands still holding damp tissue.

She chose the hummingbird, she said, because they never stop.

Just like us.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

12 thoughts on “Never stop

  1. Beautiful. And hummingbirds are a great symbol for so much in life.


  2. This on Google about jade bracelets: ‘In China, it is believed that jade is a living thing that protects and heals the body and spirit of the wearer from malevolent forces. … Chinese parents often give a jade bracelet as a gift to their daughters as a symbol of their love and protection.’ God bless, Dawn.


  3. Aww, that’s such a beautiful idea, Dawn!


  4. What a loving idea! I know those bracelets will bolster the families up, and how cool that somebody made a symbol to connect you all!


  5. Such important work you do, Dawn. Thank you.


  6. Oh, now that brought tears! A hummingbird.


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