Yesterday morning I got a call that one of my close friends had lost his mom and my heart sank.
Ever since the news I've been a bit of an emotional wreck.
Not because I was so close to his mom, truth be told I hadn't seen her in over two years, but because I know all too well the roller coaster my friend and his family are about to go on.
It breaks my heart.
I feel helpless.
I know there is nothing I can say or do to take the pain and hurting away.
Prior to my mom's death, I was always sad to hear someone I knew lost a friend or relative, but now....now it brings all the emotions I went through flooding back. I don't want to see my friend have to go through that. No one should have to go through it.
But unfortunately, God had a different plan.
One I will probably never understand.
So now I will do all that I can.
I will put on my brave face to be there for my friend just as he was there for me.