I was planning to talk about how excited I am about this vacation (now that I’m mostly packed. I spent most of the day cursing as I tried to pack while a certain three year old tried to dismantle my house). And I am excited, really.
But I just got news that a close friend of the family has taken a turn for the worst. He’s been fighting cancer for years now and has survived for much longer than we all originally expected. Unfortunately, he’s reached the end of all possible treatments and the tumors are growing rapidly and crowding his lungs. My mom told me that if I want to say goodbye, I should call before we leave tomorrow.
Since I can’t seem to put any words together, I’ll just say I’m hoping to meet Jess while we are down there and I’ll “see” you after Easter.