It's hard to believe, but Stefan has been gone for two years. Two long/short years.
I would like to share a quote from a helpful book: Healing After Loss, Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief. by Martha Whitmore Hickman
April 27 - "One of the things grief does for us is to sensitize us to the grief of others. At first this is no particular gift: we are too aware of our own sadness to think about the sorrows of others. But sooner than we think, we will learn of people with grief like ours, and will reach out to them.
Maybe they will be people we already know. Maybe they will be strangers. But if circumstances throw us together and we have a chance to talk, we will be strangers no more. We will know immediately the suffering each other is going through and we will be mutually strengthened and uplifted in this new relationship.
This story continues. As others who know our story experience their own tragedies, they will turn to us for help, and our empathy will give them comfort and hope. We will also be reminded of how far we have come and of the commonality of the human story that enables us to love and support each other.
I am a member of the human family and all in need are my brothers and sisters."
Stefan knew no strangers. His empathetic spirit gave copious amounts of comfort and support. Let us strive to do the same.