My friend's mom died unexpectedly and stunned is the best word I can come up with for how I feel right now. I wish Florida wasn't so far away so I could go sit with her. Her mom always welcomed us into her home, talked to us and fed us great mom food. She was a mom you could visit if you were in town even if your friend wasn't there because you knew she'd be so happy to see you. I can't imagine losing my mom EVER, let alone before she gets a chance to see you get married, have more children & fulfill more of her dreams for you and your dreams for you. So very sad.
The strangest part is I spent all weekend thinking about my friend. We don't talk much but she's one of those people who will be there when you need her. Part of my thinking about her was doing my hair like her this weekend. I couldn't figure out why she was on my mind like that the rest of the time. But when I finally went to text her and see what was up and why I was thinking about her like that, I had left my phone in the hotel room & so had Stace. Then I forgot about it again and I figured everything was okay. Then it was, but now she needs us.