It's been quite a weekend here for us. We have held our breath through a scary breast biopsy, celebrated a birth, attended a funeral, and danced at a wedding. These events all concerned us because we have been blessed with special friendships with these people. It occurs to me that not only do these signify the circle of life, but they illustrate how you have the opportunity to share the hopes, dreams, and burdens of those you care for so much. Birth......death.......understandably opposite. The funeral was about as simple and beautiful as could be in a tiny country church on the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest. No casket, just the work boots and guitar of a fifty-three year old who left this earth way too early decorating the altar. Four hours later, we were dressed in black tie, sitting in a most elegant Episcopal cathedral in midtown Atlanta, celebrating the stunning wedding of two very sophisticated young people. When you open yourself up to friends, you sign on to BE THERE. It's an amazing life, isn't it?