Stephani KrinerZabdi HernandezZachary SiltmanSonny ReynoldsWilliam MooreSamantha WallaceStephanie SavoieGuided Analysis: Suffering1. Zabdi- I was eight. A new member was added to the family, my younger brother. Everyoneseemed to be happy about it. It was in late March I remember my father was getting ready to go to work; I hugged him before he went to work. When I got back home, I saw my mother crying I ran towards her, she told me “Papa is not coming home, and I don't know when." Days passed by, and family members were telling us "Everything is going to be fine." time passed and I would encourage my mother not to lose the faith, God was going to bring my dad back home. Each night I would pray with my siblings ask for God to bring my father back. It was February, I looked outside the window I saw this figure walking towards the front gate; I went outside to see, at that moment I froze. I just started crying, my mother cameout to see what was happening. I hear my mother beginning to cry and thank the Lord, I ran towards the man. My dad told me "Papa is home," with those three words, it confirmed to methat the Lord was listening to the prayers. When I would think, "what the use of praying," it had been months since my father had not arrived, but my dad was back home. It was a tough time for my mother but I knew God was not going to leave my family alone. He was going tosupply and give my mother the strength she needed.Will- My brother Austin, passed away of a brain tumor when he was 6 years old, and at the time I was 4 years old so I had a hard time understanding what was happening and was very confused.Later in my life however it began to affect me more, I didn’t understand why God took my brother away from me, I felt angry and I was wondering why it had to be my brother who died and why it wasn’t me. I dealt with that pain from my brothers passing in realizing that God always has an intended purpose in His trials. I found comfort in knowing that Austin was in heaven with God, and that I will see him again one day.Stephanie- I grew up with a mother that had struggled with addiction since she was a teenager. Our household was a severely dysfunctional unit, to the point that my siblings and myself had been removed by the Department of Children and Family Services several times. Eventually my grandmother was granted guardianship of my sister and I, with sporadic supervised visitations from our mother. When I was in my early twenties my mother had overdosed; however, it was a blessing in disguise because it scared her into sobriety for a few years. For reasons unbeknown,
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