For reasons I can't even begin to comprehend, let alone hash out here, he's stuck.
We were doing okay, moving forward, taking care of everything, taking care of each other; this, though, is just beyond soul crushing.
My dad and I had to unplug for a bit late this afternoon in light of this turn of events, so we got on our bikes and made our way over to the trails.
We talked and rode and sweated it out...
I just keep thinking, I don't have these grandiose words of wisdom that my mom ever shared with me, but she taught me everything I need to know by example.
How to be a mom.
And a wife.
And a friend.
And a daughter.
And a sister...
She lived it so beautifully and selflessly, through and through.
I'm just so thankful that there are no lingering questions, no regrets.
What we had was just easy.
I know she'd want us to get out there and just hammer away on our bikes in the woods together.
So we did.