I've had a few really stressful moments over the past 24 hours, and thought I'd share.
JC is at Bagram waiting to come home on leave. When CNN reported this morning that there had been a suicide bomber there, my heart skipped a beat (or two). I know that statistics would dictate that he'd be ok... but it's the first real violence that has happened since he deployed. Luckily, he called me about 10 minutes ago and is ABSOLUTELY fine!!
My second area is concern is my friend Izzy. We met at work, and she quickly became one of my best friends. I feel that I can tell her anything (and she does the same), knowing that she'll make fun of me, but loves me none the less. Izzy had a messy break-up during the holidays, but I truly believe she deserves better than her ex-boyfriend. She is an AMAZING person, and any guy would be lucky to have her. She met her ex-boyfriend yesterday to tie up some loose ends and he got violent - sending her to the hospital. I'm just heartbroken! I tell her all the time how great she is, and I'm hoping that she never sees or hears from her ex again. If you have any tips, hints, etc. on how to help someone who is coming out of an abusive relationship - I'm all ears.
Lastly, is what really made me cry last night. I found out that two of my brothers closest childhood friends overdosed. They are both still alive - having been found by their families in time. But they are both in bad shape. My heart goes out to both of them and their families. I wish I knew what to do to try and help them get healthy again and beat this addiction.