Last week, a dear friend of mine lost her niece. Alex was 19 years old. Mary Jo has lived with Alex and her family for a very long time - taken care of the kids, prayed for the kids, done crafty projects with the kids, made lunches for the kids, cried with the kids, and loved on those kids. She still loves on Alex - but now its from afar. I am at such a loss and I feel such a deep sense of sympathy for Mary Jo and the rest of the family.