Even though I don't know her, I know many who are extremely close to her and the shock ripples have reached the antipodes with lightening speed. I'm always amazed how bad news travels so fast.
I know it happens every day. I know there are many worse off but my heart goes out to this woman who now finds herself in the same predicament I did so many years ago with two young children and without her life companion by her side. Very sad and right in the middle of their prepared move from a position in Japan to back home in the States.
She will be traveling with one less precious member of her family to start a new life back home. She doesn't comment here, we've never emailed, yet I feel and identify so closely with everything she's going through right now and am deeply sad for her loss. So bless you Bella and your sweet children. I hope things go smoothly with the move and be assured that whatever you're going through right now, has the potential to touch people you don't even know.
Funny isn't is . . .we never fully comprehend the impact of our thoughts, words, actions and interactions or life events on others. If this affects me so deeply, I can't imagine how I would feel to lose any of you. So stay safe, be well and know that for many of you, someone you've never met, values your contact and friendship more than you'll ever know. This song was played at my dear and gorgeous friend Paul's funeral . .it's been chosen by my best friend for hers and just reminds me of those I've loved and lost . . I hope it brings you comfort.