Two years ago, on the way to school, my very expensive Schuyler goatskin ESV Bible got a bath from a poorly sealed water bottle in my book bag. I wish I'd seen these "Tips for Repairing a Wet Book." I'm not sure how these procedures would work for the thin paper, but I could have taken some of the tips and tried them.
I seem to bounce back from grief—or at least come to the "new normal"—fairly quickly, and I'll admit that I can be privately impatient with those who don't. This piece was a needed reminder to me to be patient and continue to support those who are grieving even when their experience is different from mine.
Here's a post from Diane Bucknell who was one of the contributor's here at Out of the Ordinary. The ministry of presence and just being there for one another is so important. "Having sound doctrine is fine and dandy, but unless it produces both a love for God and His people that is made evident by our actions, it really won't be worth much."