Community........my house is full right now, with teen-agers. This is a common occurrence over the last 6+ years, since my older children became teenagers, so did their friends, and gathering together is something teenagers like [and I believe need] to do.
Tonight, there is some laughter, but sadly it is dispersed between bouts of tears and deep sobbing. You see, one of Greta's friends, an beautiful young man, a friend from toddlerhood, tragically died last night. This was a young man, who along with Greta, was offered a scholarship to attend school in Germany next year [for a year, a 5th year of high school, as German students complete 5 years of high school before University] a young man who was a Honor student, taking challenging classes throughout high school [Greta and he [along with one other classmate] were scheduled to finish an AP Calculus project tomorrow evening after her field hockey game] a gymnast and just a brilliant soul.
I'm trying to stay strong [but this Momma is having a very difficult go of it right now ~ as emotions that I have yet to reconcil over the death of my own beloved brother ~ keep overwhelming me] But for the kids, I'm trying to provide a shoulder and guidance as they might need it [and food.....lots of munchies]
I went for a three mile walk earlier.....I needed to get the cool, fresh air deep within my lungs to help clear my mind.
So, if you pray......please say a prayer for all those involved. If you don't pray and can offer up some positive thoughts, that would be greatly appreciated. I truly believe in the power of prayer and positive thoughts..............