It's been a tough week. Last Sunday we got news that a friend passed away in his sleep. Since then it's been a whirlwind of emotion, of hunkering down together in grief and support. I don't like being so far from my family, but this week I was reminded that is not entirely true. Today was the first funeral I've ever attended for someone so close to my age, so young and vibrant, full of humor and heart. I've been hugging Mike a lot more lately, and just generally trying to remember exactly what I'm grateful for.