Having just lost her own husband, she was proud of herself for doing so well (as she should be) since recently dealing with the loss of the love of her life, and she was ... until she read the list. And, on that list ... was her own spouse's name. He passed away a little over a week ago.
I can only imagine how devastating this had to be ... talk about a test of strength, oh my gosh! I listened; I let her sob and cry. I did what I could, from a distance. I felt so helpless, just wanting to hug her, and hold her through that empty sinking feeling she must have felt at that moment.
It truly is people like my friend, who are heroes, to me. I can only pray for strength like of this woman, should I ever have to deal with anything as devastating as what she and her family are dealing with now.