Last week, I got the sad news that an old colleague and friend lost his beautiful baby granddaughter to SIDS. She was 8 weeks old. This kind of loss is just unfathomable to me and my heart goes out to any family that has to live through this.
I wanted to send a personal note and whipped up a card to send. In looking at it now (and I apologize for the terrible picture), I'm thinking that perhaps the writing is a bit too whimsical for a condolence card and that I might do better just going the Hallmark route.
On a more lighthearted note... my sweetie has been traveling all week and while I have missed him terribly, I was also tickled over the many texts I received from him earlier in the week. You see, he is an ARDENT Red Sox fan... and, as a native New Yorker, I am a die-hard Yankee fan. We definitely live in a house divided and get lots of comments when we are out and about together, he in his Red Sox cap and me wearing the Yanks. Now, he truly is a huge baseball fan. I, on the other hand, am a New York fan... which means that I am, by default, a Yankees fan.
Well, this week, while in New York on business, he organized a group of guys for a field trip to a Yankees game. For two straight days, I got texts and pictures about how excited he was to be there. I was amazed that he was so excited about being at Yankee Stadium. He even bought a Yankees cap and jersey, which is pretty much a sacrilege for a Red Sox fan. Of course, I'll never tell!