Someone recently showed me a beautiful truth. She pointed out that in mountain ranges the mountains are connected to one another. Then she asked, “are they connected at the top?” No, of course not. They are connected in the valleys. We too find our connections with each other in the valleys of our lives, perhaps through a Grief Comfort Group (subtle plug!). We find connection with our truest selves in the valleys when we do not have the energy to hide or fake an identity. We find connection with God in the darkest valleys of our lives when we discover that we cannot continue without His love and His presence. The mountaintop moments, then are a celebration that God has walked with us, connected with us, and even carried us in those valleys.