Friday, January 6, 2012

Thank you.

You all have been so great at loving Bags. I know she's been overwhelmed with the outpouring of kindness from friends and friends of friends and total strangers. And I was completely blown away by the little miracles that came about because all you people are so good. Thank you, thank you. A thousand times.

Heather's stepdad died today. The family is completely heartbroken. Heather told me that this morning was the  hardest morning of her life. And I wished with all my might that I could scoop her up and hold her tight and drain the sadness right out of her. I wished I could poke her shattered heart with a syringe and extract all the ache and gloom from it. Then I would gather up all the happiness and joy that I could and funnel it straight into her chest.

I don't know a lot of things. I guess at a lot and I hope for quite a bit. But there are some things I believe. One of those things is that death isn't the end for us here on this rock. It can't be. And I think that God—or the Universe, or whoever you go to for answers—is not that big of a jerk. He (or she, or it) loves us more than that. I believe that. I believe that there is more to life than just living and dying and missing each other. We get to love each other, too. And I believe we get to love each other forever.

You can still love Bags. And thank you, again, for the loving you've already done.

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