I think yesterday's post was preparing me for today. All that crazy "be like Pooh Bear" stuff was setting me up to either eat my words today or manage to get through today a little bit more gracefully.
I can't really give out any details just yet, but the today has been a whirlwind of emotions as my husband and I react to the news that a very dear friend's family has been struck with a tragedy. It's very sad, very emotional, and totally and completely mind boggling.
And while I still managed to get on the treadmill and run this morning (not sure how I managed to get the motivation to do that), I'm now sitting here and completely erasing all that working out by eating peanut butter with a spoon right out of the container. (Don't tell my husband...I am double-dipping).
It's hard to believe that 24 hours ago, I was sitting at this exact table, listening to the exact same sounds (snoring kids, the coffee pot brewing my afternoon caffeine fix, the dogs pacing the tile floors, looking for that perfect snoozing spot, the blessed air conditioning unit whirring away), writing about my dreams being realized. Now, everything's the same....except for the fact that a friend's dream was just shattered unexpectedly.
I feel helpless, having moved 3000 miles away from this friend and her family, and unable to physically be there right now. What I can do, however, is ask you for your prayers. When she gives me the okay, I can write more, but for now, please keep my friend, her family, and their comfort in your prayers.