We've been dealing with some tragedy in these parts -- the loss of one of Maddy's classmates last Friday and then the discovery of another today. It's a good time to fall back on The Power of Friendship. It's what I told Maddy to do when she called me today and said that she just couldn't face school this afternoon -- go cry and scream and do what you need to do, then go find some friends and be together, be there for one another.
There's a funeral tonight.
It's going to be a tough week.
Mother's Day on Sunday.
Hug your kids. Every single day. Get one in return.