June 26, 2008


"We have learned the importance of the moments that are;
the now of our lives.
We have learned that every moment is endowed with opportunities to love
and this moment is all we have.
And death has been our teacher."
Mary Regina Morrell

I like to portray myself as tough, cynical, opinionated and irascible but when a friend's son takes his own life, my insides turn to mush. I've never experienced the loss of a child but know many people who have. It is always a tragedy but the common denominator that I have noticed is that the parents display incredible courage. So much so that they usually do the consoling for the first few days. I am in awe of each of them as I am again today. Yes, he is in a better place.

Peace be with you.

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