image Not my FIRST thoughts when my friend told me.

My first thoughts were sympathy, of course.

Even second… third.

But somewhere down the line, eventually, was this:  “How much is this going to drain from me, my family, my life?  How am I going to do this - again?  And yet, how can I not???”

As Naomi Rivka has taken to saying when her lead pencil snaps or something else goes wrong in our day, “Oh, dear.”


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