Dear friends, I have very sad news. My stepmom, Jane, was killed in a car accident yesterday.
She and my dad have been married for nearly thirty years and they have four children. Over these past few years she had become more than a stepmom, but a very close friend to me and a constant source of support. My family is devastated. Tomorrow Beatrix and I are getting on a plane heading to Albuquerque, NM near where my dad and brothers and sisters live. I am not sure when we will be coming home, my ticket is one way. I hope to be a source of support to my family as we try to process this enormous loss. Right now this feels like too much to bear. I am very much in the “how is this possible, this must be a bad dream” phase of grief. My mind is replaying detail after detail of the past three decades and trying to wrap around the fact that my dad has lost his wife. My brothers and sisters have lost their mom. I have lost my dear friend.
Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.