A close friend's parent was just diagnosed with a particularly awful cancer on Saturday and they are in the deep end--overwhelmed, scared with no plan in place. We were driving out of town to go to the mountains to try to find some peace and be still with each other when we got the SOS. We turned around. I would never make these moments be about me or us but it was a real challenge. I do not believe things happen for a reason. I believe things happen and we try to figure out how to go on. I do not want to shake any of the very tentative supports the family is trying to hold onto. It was a hard day.
Not as hard as it was for the family. I know that.