My friend who was struggling in the hospital with flu complications and septicemia passed away this afternoon.  Please pray for her family.  I am shocked and sickened, weeping for them, for her, and have no words of comfort.  She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known; and I am not just saying that because she is dead.  Truly, she was a treasure and unique in her gentleness.  Life makes no sense.