Finding Blessings In Sorrow
Anyone who has experienced a loved one’s arrest, trial and sentencing in prison has felt a sense of loss, pain and despair. Being sentenced to time behind bars is not only a life-altering experience for a new inmate who has to become accustomed to a harsh and new reality, it is also difficult for the families who are also a part of this painful experience. With broken hearts, those outside the prison walls are scrambling to find comfort and answers as they accept and adjust to their own new normal. Here are five points of wisdom for those with loved ones behind bars, based on the book “Waiting Together: Hope and Healing for Families of Prisoners” by award-winning author Carol Kent. You can find blessings and strength, even in the midst of pain and sorrow.