This morning was a rough morning. I was woken up earlier than I wanted to be, which is never a good thing. I have a lot of work to do this weekend- for class and for school- so that was also hanging over my shoulders. Though I usually look forward to the weekend, this weekend- not so much.
Everything changed a bit when I was checking facebook. I found out that my friend’s dad passed away last night. What a reality check that my problems are miniscule. This is a family that I was very close with in middle and high school. Her parents were my Girl Scout leaders, and since we were friends, I spent a lot of time at her house.
My friend’s dad went into the hospital earlier this week. From information I gathered, he had a blood infection, but things had started looking better. I’m not sure when things took a turn for the worse, but next thing I heard, he was gone.
To make matters worse, my friend’s mom passed away less than two years ago.
Being 30 years old and losing a parent seems unimaginable. I can’t fathom what losing both parents is like. I want to be there for my friend, yet I don’t know what to say or what to do. We don’t speak very often and live hours away. I wish I could go to the funeral, but it isn’t possible.
How do I share my feelings and support and make them seem meaningful? Everything I think of sharing seems unimportant. I also want to contact her soon, but don’t want to interrupt family time by calling, but e-mail and facebook seem so impersonal at a time like this.
I’m at a loss for what to do, and yet want to do something. Hoping my friend and her family know that I’m thinking of them during this difficult time.