Today, tonight, I am holding space for my dear friend Gretchen.
I've only met Gretchen, and her sons, Tommy and Henry, once. But I've known her and her kids since the early days of this blog. And I know Gretchen on a heart level. I know her because we are Sisters. And friends? My sister Gretchen is doing the hardest work a mother can ever do. Gretchen is shepherding her son through this life and onto the next. We are not supposed to out live our children. There is no way to ever make it okay. All I can do is hold space for my dear friend and her family.
If you want to know more about our beloved Henry and his dear mother -- my friend, my sister -- please click here and read the beautiful words of Mom-NOS.