about 5 years ago i lost my mother. it was devastating.
and now, my best friend/roomie has lost hers. it's also devastating.
i'll be taking the next few days off to be with her and some of our friends who are flying out to join A- and her family for the services.
each parental loss i and my friends experience tells us how finite family is; our friends become our family.
(love you, dad.)