We all have those days, when the day on the calendar becomes a marker, not just another numbered day in a month. Sometimes those days are filled with joy, some days those days are filled with grief, some days they are filled with both.
Today was one of those days filled with both. Joy for a life lived, for family of the heart and grief for a life cut short, for stories left unwritten.
Praying tonight for those left behind, not just my own family but for the many I've heard in the last 24 hours for whom this day is no longer a date on a calendar but a date that now has one of those kind of memories attached forever.