To Laura and Jason, Molly and Mallory-Although I cannot truly imagine where you are tonight, I wanted to say this to you:
Sometimes this moment seems too heavy. Sometimes the moment I am to be living in and savoring tastes bitter. Sometimes this moment makes my heart hurt. Sometimes the moment is stretched longer than I could have imagined possible. And sometimes the moments are fleeting and furtive.
But the nature of moments is that they are, well, momentary. So, I will stand and hold the heaviness until it lightens. I will taste the bitter and remember the sweet. I will share the pain I feel in my heart and take comfort in my blessings. And I will live in this moment and the next and the next.
You are loved in this moment and all the rest of them.