Who has been there for me through thick and …

These two text messages appeared on my iPhone last Tuesday, 4/13/21 exactly forty-five minutes apart. It was from a close friend, R.F., who I have known for over a decade. Her sister passed away at her home due to COVID-19 complications. All I could muster in response was, "Noooo!" R.F.'s relationship with her sister was far more motherly than anything else. She would often comment that her older sister was the rock in the family who everyone grabbed onto when the storms seemed too heavy to bear.

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