Today is Julian’s 11th Angelversary, and yet his death is quite low on the list of things I’m mourning today.
Today, one of my very best friends’ brother is taking his last breaths in an ICU. Yesterday, my dear cousin’s close friend died. A few months ago, another bff lost her brother in a freak farm accident.
And that’s just the mourning of death within my inner circle.
My inner circle of beloved friends also includes multiple people mourning heartbreaking fertility frustrations, scary health diagnoses, and significant concerns for their parents and/or children. And outside of my inner circle, Russia is still besieging Ukraine and Covid-19 continues to take lives.
Today, things feel very NOT OK.
Today, my Angelversary message is dedicated specifically to S, S, B, K, C, R, and C:
I am with you; we walk this journey together.
Today, we join hands and MOURN.
Tomorrow, or the next day, or some other day in the future… we will be OK.
But today, we MOURN. And that’s OK, too.