I'm leaving tomorrow to go back east for the funeral. I won't be posting at least until I get back, maybe not for a while then. It seems appropriate somehow- five days of silence. Five days to honor a life that was joyfully lived even though it was too short.
If you pray, please pray for me. I'm at the end of my rope now and unsure as to how I'm going to manage to be strong for anyone else over the next five days of travel and heartache. Pray for Ann Marie and Rip, for their remaining four children, and their extended families too. If you don't pray, well, do it anyway. Please? It can't hurt, right? Even if you don't believe anyone's listening?