I am working today. Forcing myself to go in. Having a hard time. My sister in-law and her young family live in Colorado Springs. They were evacuated from their home this morning. The homes across the street are burning. Small chance their home will make it. My 11 year old niece is losing it! Being a trained actress, it's difficult not to access an 11 year old's emotions. Especially a happy, over achiever who cares for her community.
I'm trying not to lose it. Leaving for work in an hour. Keeping tears back. Trying to generate positvity to my poor family. I feel so helpless, living so far away from them. Had plans to see them in two weekends. I only see them twice a year at most. Not sure if I can see them. I have parents I have to see next week. They are in another state. My dad is sick (although getting better) but it's been a month since I've seen him and although we don't get along, I am the closest "kid" geographically to them. I have to go.
Think of those close to you today and be thankful they are OK.
Sorry to be such a downer.