I don't know if you saw the news yesterday, but cnn, along with many others covered it. Outside of Seattle, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter went down, taking the lives of three crew members and injuring a fourth.
One of those crew members was married to an old school friend of mine. They have three young children; ages 8, 6 and 2.
My heart breaks for them; I cannot even fathom what they are going through right now, what she is telling her babies about where their father is.
Coincidentally, earlier this week, she had flown home with the babies, to spend time with their families in New England, so I know she has the comfort of her loved ones when she needs them the most. She is in my thoughts and prayers.
Tonight, hug your husband/wife/son/daughter just a little closer and tell them how much you love them. Hearing someone say that they love you never gets old and you really can't say it enough.