This is not going to be a lengthy post. (I can hear the collective sigh of relief from here.)
I’ve been on the road most of the day…traveling to Kansas for Sandra’s memorial service. Settled into my hotel room, in my pajamas, contemplating getting some sleep.
The next couple of days are going to be rough. But I am heartened by the knowledge that I’ll be surrounded by friends and we’ll all be together to comfort each other. That makes it a bit more bearable.
I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the reason I am in Kansas again, the reason why it’s important to be surrounded by friends. I guess my brain isn’t that flexible, because I’m having trouble. Perhaps after Saturday it will all be more real.
No. I can’t imagine it. Not even then.
Most important, for me, is that I am here to lend comfort and support to my friends, those who were much, much closer to Sandra than I was. And I’m here to lend comfort and support to Cheryl, Sandra’s wife, and to Sandra’s family. Obviously, their loss is exponentially greater than mine. I am fully aware that my grief and sadness pales in comparison to theirs. So, I’m here for them…as well as for Sandra.
So, please, friends….send your love and light this way – to Sandra’s wife, her parents, her sister – to all of Sandra’s family and friends. Lift them up and shower them with love as they struggle through the coming days.
My love to all of you.