From my journal dated April 4, 2002:
I am so thankful for Janice. She came by last night, brought us flowers. She stayed for dinner and talked to us for a while. She’s done more than anyone else here.
She can’t do it all alone, though. It’s not fair to expect one person to be able to do it all on a consistent basis. The grief is so huge, the hole left so unimaginably overwhelming…one person can’t fill the gap, especially not for all of us. I’m sure it’s just exhausting for her…draining.
I am so thankful for those who do anything! I’m trying to adopt Alina’s attitude…to notice and be thankful. I don’t want to be bitter.