And I really don't know what to say.
Life is not supposed to be this way.
I was not supposed to go be menachem avel (pay a condolence call) to my 37 year old friend who just lost her 14 year old daughter.
I wish that I had some wise words to say that might give some clarity as to why this tragedy occurred.
But I don't. I really, really don't.
What amazed me the most yesterday is that Eli was comforting those who came to comfort her. Eli who was going through the most unimaginable thing a parent can go through, was stroking other people's backs and telling them that it was going to be ok.
My friend Eli is an amazing person and mother.
All I can do is wish her comfort and strength.