Yesterday I learned that a former co-worker of mine had been hit by a car, underwent an 11 hour surgery and still has no feeling below the waist.
This morning I learned that a high school classmate of mine passed away on April 3rd, suddenly. He leaves behind his wife and their three children. His children are 9, 6 and 2. I have not seen or spoken to this classmate since 1986. I am devastated nonetheless. Our families were good friends. We spent time on the Vineyard together. His mom was so very kind to me during a time when I was unable to spend time with my family. I feel deeply saddened for his parents, his brothers, his wife, but especially his children.
On a happier note...Middle has learned how to "water a tree." Last night as I was doing dishes when I looked up and saw this little man walking across the lawn. I wondered where he was going as he looked to have purpose in his stride. I laughed out loud as I saw him as he reached his destination. He pulled down his pants and pushed his bum forward. I have never been more proud!