As many of you already know, my step dad (who has been with my mom since I was 9 or 10) passed away Saturday night. This is something personal enough that I would typically keep it to myself, but a panicked phone call from my mom at the beginning of Saturday's events left me stunned, and in a freaked out moment I tweeted about it.
I was overwhelmed with an outpouring of tweets and emails and texts, and I really just wanted to say thanks. Thanks for your prayers and thanks for the love. It is a difficult situation for everyone, but my heart just aches for my mom. I can't even imagine the pain she's going through.
If it runs across your mind, my mom could use a little prayer here and there. When this whirlwind of funeral arrangements and out-of-town company passes, we will all go back to our daily lives. She and my youngest brother will be the ones with the big hole left in their everyday.