I was walking home as a child, and a strange man claiming to know my father offered me a ride. I hesitatingly said “yes” despite feeling scared and being previously warned by my parents. The adult unknowingly intimidated me. Thankfully, he took me home safely as promised.
Several of us took time during the Memorial Day holiday to visit cemeteries and remember those who have served our country as well as dear family members and friends who have been laid to rest. Each headstone represents a life that had an impact, especially to those who love, remember and miss them. Life after loss can feel impossible and even undesirable when we are in the depths of grief.