A friend, Kristen suffered a cerebral aneurysm on Sunday. She was only 44 years old. I say "friend", but I really only knew she & her husband by way of us purchasing our current home from them a few years back. We stayed peripherally connected, as my wife works in the same hospital as they do, running into them every once in a while. As well-regarded local doctors & parents to two young children, they seemed to have it all.
This hits particularly hard, as the anniversary of my sister-in-law Tanya's passing from an identical affliction nine years ago at only 42 y/o, approaches in the next days.
When tragedy happens so swiftly, one tries to make some sense, if at all possible. Often, there is none.
So, in Kristen & Tanya's memory, hug your loved one's a little tighter tonight & tell them what they mean to you.