This has been one long ass week. Seriously, can it just be over already? For the most part I am fairly decent at pulling myself up out of the dumps, but not this week. I found out that someone who is really important to me, who has been a mentor and a key part of our journey with Max, doesn't have much time left to live. And I'm really sad. And angry. Because she isn't done, there is so much more for her to do on this earth, and she is desperately needed. I've never been under the illusion that life is fair, but losing my friend Kim is really, really not fair. I know that she wants us all to be strong, so I'm putting on a brave face and I will try to fake it 'til I make it. She is someone who smiles a lot, and who lights up a room when she enters. So I'm going to do my best impression of her and send her all the love in my heart.