Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Ocean Washes Away

Today is a sad day. Thinking about family and loss. 

An old friend lost his son today. He battled so long and hard to fight the disease that I am in shock that the disease won. I really thought it wouldn't. Loss of life is always sad, but it seems even more unfair and painful when the person is young.

And a dear friend is losing her mother right now. And again, I was surprised by this. I did not want to believe that this would happen.

And this is all painfully reminding me of the recent loss of my mother-in-law. Again, a surprise and a shock. I did not think that would happen.

And this too reminds me of other friends and family who have recently suffered painful situations and loss.

Today I am thinking of all of them.

Photos from the Oregon Coast, July 2010


  1. I was thinking about a couple of friends I've lost today as well. We must be on the same wavelength. I know it's hard to realize at times like this, but all these losses fit perfectly into the grand scheme.

    Stay strong.

  2. Thanks Josh. I know. It is just hard. Hey, I took these photos at the reunion. Remember how pretty the beach was? Can't wait to get back there.