Allow us to introduce you to one of our grieving friends: a young lady who dealt with and continues to deal with loneliness. She lost her "big sister" when she was only nine and was very lonely when our paths crossed. In listening to her, I felt her loneliness and, as I continued to listen, I observed a rainbow of hope. In 2005, her mother nominated Hendricks Regional Health for The Compassionate Friends' Compassionate Employer award. This poem was written honoring her insightful grief work and was first read when the hospital received the Compassionate Friends recognition. We welcome you to join with another courageous young person as you explore the world of Incredibly Lonely. In the very center of our grief, loss or transitional times is the intense feeling of loneliness! Our world is turned upside down. How will I make it through? When, if ever, will this haunting feeling disappear? If it doesn't end, what will I do? Is there hope when dealing with this dark emotion of loneliness? Who am I now?