It has been a strange week for me.
My mom called Monday with the tragic news that my grandpa--her dad--was hit by a car while crossing the street. He suffered critical injuries and died shortly after being brought to the hospital. It is so sad, especially for him to have died in such a way. The truth is that my family did not have a close relationship with him (due to divorce and other complications), and that is part of the loss I now feel.
On top of that, a friend of mine passed away this weekend. He was the leader of the team I worked for when I spent a summer in Paris. He'd been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor just a few months ago, and things happened really fast. He and his wife recently adopted two young kids, so this will especially fall hard on them.
Please pray for these families as you feel led. Thanks.
Ironically, I had started writing a post with some thoughts on grief a few days ago. That post will be coming in a few weeks . . .