The pic with J-JB will go back up eventually. But yesterday was too early.
I thought I had my guard up, but I was wrong. The black dog found the weak spot in the armor, so to speak.
Thank you, though--everyone who has commented or written to us. The flood of good wishes is greatly appreciated and has helped. Overwhelming, but in a good way. Another thing that has helped is keeping busy--so, those who have written or are awaiting replies will get them.
I've stopped trying to make sense of it, to find a "meaning." But this has helped:
Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. And he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see." Jesus wept.
He who knows the end is still grieved by the loss. That may be enough.