Besides the EER, the other good thing that happened was that friends and family really stepped up. So to those of you who e-mailed or called or facebook messaged me or hugged me in the hall, thank you, thank you. And to those of you who managed to make me laugh in the midst of it all, you are treasures beyond compare.
There are hundreds of people in Afghanistan having a worse day than me because their loved ones didn't come home today. There was no message on facebook and there will be no phone call saying they are OK. My heart and my prayers are with them. I hope yours will be, too.