this past weekend has been a struggle. one of my best friends lost her sweet, loving mother last thursday. getting the phone call from her on sunday felt like my body was moving through the motions, but my mind was on pause. i have been very lucky in life because i have never had to deal with death before. i think the hardest part of this situation is not being able to do anything and not be able to understand how this could happen to such an amazing family. depression is a dangerous thing- this tragedy has put a lot of things into perspective in my life. lo’s mother had been dealing with it for a long time and now is free from it. she will be forever looking down on her family with a smile on her face. life is so short, you never know the battles people are facing. please keep the swirbul family in your prayers.