Today... as we prepare for our departure from Germany to Los Angeles..., I want to share one thing.
My best friend unexpectedly lost her father on Saturday... and I can't tell you how much it has shaken my heart... especially because I read her email just after I gave a farewell to my father who was leaving for a three month world-around trip. (He has been visiting Hamburg as his first stop... before he heads out to Spain, Greece, Istanbul... then to many other places until the end of December).
From many years of our friendship, I know how much her father means to her and how much she has meant to him. I wish I were closer to our home to give her a hug.
Also I realized... how much we need to embrace our loved ones... everyday...