Sometimes the unthinkable happens and you get blindsided.
Stories that should have had a happy ending didn't.
And all you can do is watch in disbelief as people you care about try to put one foot in front of the other as they navigate situations for which there is grief, pain and anger, and where cliches abound because none of us knows what to say and all of us want to fix it.
For my friends, I pray peace that passes understanding and strength for fear. And healing. Deep and precious healing.
I'm so sorry.