I am terrible, horrible, craptastic blogger and blog friend.
I'm not trying to make excuses, but grad school is kicking my ass. I just haven't had time to read everyone's blogs or sit down and write a coherent/meaningful post.
I did have a chance to read everyone's comments on my previous post, and I want to thank all of you for your support and kind words. It's been a tough time the last couple of weeks as I read more BFP stories and my Google reader becomes flooded with baby updates. Don't get me wrong: I'm happy for all of you. I know how hard each of you worked for your babies. But it doesn't make me absent of pain. I'm working on it.
The long weekend was fun and much needed. We went to the Gator game on Saturday and enjoyed our first row seats for the (ugly) win. Here are some photos from the game.
Sunday we headed over to Tampa for the evening to enjoy a night away. We did some window-shopping, ate dinner at Brio, and then met up with one of our good friends for drinks. It was a relaxing night away.
But the weekend wasn't all sunshine and roses. On Sunday, we received the news that an acquaintance of ours, Tom, was killed in Africa while serving in the Peace Corps. I first met Tom during my junior year of college and spent many weekends at his and our friend Andy's apartment "pre-gaming" before nights downtown. It's strange to think that a person you saw almost every weekend is now gone, his life ending in a senseless tragedy at the age of 24. It makes you think: about love, kindness, the goodness of people, and the purpose of life. Please keep his family and close friends in your thoughts and prayers this week.
You can read the article about his death and watch a video about Tom here.