I was wanting to talk about my party - I hope that the hype isn't gone (it was a great one), and I wanted to talk about taking minutes, just minutes to say 'hello' to someone you haven't seen or talked to in a long time - and then I just got a phone call - so I will be cutting it short tonight.
My girl friend, a very close friend, my University roommate, a good friend who helped me get through a lot of hard times and good times - just called to say that her dad passed away very suddenly. I am in shock as I write this - missing her, missing him, and feeling oh so devastated and heart broken for her and her family's loss. I know what it is like to lose a parent. I know what it is like to lose a parent around Christmas - and although it doesn't take away from one who has lost someone at any time of the year - it is sad - b/c traditions will be different, and memories will always come back at that time of the year.
I am thinking of her and sending thoughts and hope that they will stick together as a family to support one another which I know that they will do, and that they will lean on those that want to be leaned on.