The Worst Loss

THE WORST LOSS – the death of a child

They tell me I have experienced The Worst Loss. Why do I recoil?

No one wants to be The Worst: The worst parent, The worst teacher, Even the worst loser.

That’s part of it. I don’t want to be The one at the bottom. No one does.

But there’s more - It isn’t true.

The Worst Loss is any loss a person tries to walk through without being held by the hand of God.

–Cherry Winkle Moore October 24, 2010

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Cherry Winkle Moore

Cherry Winkle Moore is a visual artist and a retired hospice chaplain. Cherry has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, drawing and printmaking from the University of Alabama. Later she completed a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in pastoral care. Cherry sometimes says that in her case the MFA stands for Minister of Fine Arts and the MDiv stands for Making Divine Images Visible.

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