This weekend, as I was enjoying the fruit of my sons amazing weekend with track, I was struggling to sleep.
Something wasn't right, and I didn't know what. well, at about 11 pm, on Saturday, I realized what was wrong. My childhood friend, a bridesmaid in my wedding, someone whom I had once shared everything with, had lost her brother.
He was too young to die, and something made it hard to know what to say.
I posted on Facebook my expressions of sorrow and love.
But that wasn't enough for me.
I sent a text:
"I know I haven't been a great friend, but I love you, I m sorry, and I am here."
"Thank you" was the response.
My friend who lost her father just over a year ago, and now her brother had the strength to say "thank you"
I felt horrible.
As kids, I had had a crush on her brother, laughed with her about it, and spent many hours with her doing silly and normal teenage things. She was in my wedding, and was always a part of my life. She is always the life of the party. Happy, smiling, and loving. She is beautiful, and strong.
I do not know what to say.
and I always end up saying something stupid.
so instead, today, I am asking you to help this family.
Amanda is solely responsible, and it is a heavy burden.
Our high school friend Amanda (H) has set up a GO FUND ME page to help the family.
You can find the link here: go fund me
I never know what to say, but I do know life is too short to be cut shorter. I am praying for peace and understanding. I am also asking for support and love.