I already wasn't sure what to write about today. I knew I didn't want to do a buy-reusable-bags-use-reusable-water-bottles-change-your-light-bulbs Earth Day post. But I didn't have much to say, especially after posting here and over at DC Metro Moms yesterday.
But then I got an e-mail that really put me at a loss for words.
Two dear friends of mine, sisters, lost their father today. They are all I can think about. I just keep thinking that I hope they know they are loved and supported. And I just keep thinking that I can't imagine what it is to lose a parent. I realize that this is the natural order of things. That it is worse for a parent to lose a child. And, yet, that doesn't lessen the grief, the difficulty of losing a parent. It is something I pray I won't experience for many, many, many years.
My friends and their mom and their brother and all their loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers as they suffer this loss.
And, I ask you to keep them in yours, too.