Monday, December 14, 2009

Snapping Things Right Back Into Perspective

This morning, after an old high school friend commented on something on my Facebook wall, I thought to myself, "I really should find L. I'm sure she's on Facebook."

For years, L was the only person from high school with whom I kept any contact. It's been pretty much Christmas cards for about six or seven years now, but still. Facebook has changed that a little, and I am in contact with a couple more people there. I last saw L about 10 years ago when C was maybe two and her C was just shy of two - we've talked a couple times since then.

Anyway, I searched this morning on L's married name. Nothing. Hmm. Her C is 13, too, and likely has an account, I thought. I'll try to find her through him. So I put in her C's name.

He died last week. He committed suicide.

I cannot fathom this. I can't.


eba said...

How awful. I'm so, so sorry.

Ruthie said...

That is terrible. What an enormous tragedy. I can't even imagine what she's going through right now. I'm so sorry to hear that.

Lynne Thompson said...

That is so terrible and so hard to wrap your head around. I am so sorry for them and for you. I can't even imagine...I really can't. Hugs...L

Pantheist Mom said...

OMG. I have no words.