(this may get confusing… sorry)
on sunday, my cousin ann and her husband jay baptized their third (and final, according to her) child. later that day, i found out jay’s cousin michaela married jerry “nikko” cooke in new york a little over 2 years ago.
nikko is one of the climbers missing right now on mt. hood, so if you have a spare thought, hope, or prayer, please say it for nikko, brian hall, and their families, as well as for kelly james and his family.
while there would never be a time that this would be easier, the holidays are an especially hard time to be wracked with grief, loss and worry.