We didn't know how to connect with you and tell you all the prayers and love we send you ever since we heard that tragedy had hurt you. Losing a child is certainly the biggest one any human can experience. We are with you, in grievance and compassion.
Life is strange. We think of our friends now and then - with gratefulness and an inner smile. And all of a sudden, when tragedy hits, we realize how dear they are to us, to the compassion that overwhelms us.
My wife Laurence is a pastor. She prays for you also. We know that Sofia is at peace where she is. But it's so harsh on those who remain on earth. Reading what I have read this morning, I am so grateful of all the life and joy she inspired around her.
May God bless you and be with you, step after step, through the long taming of absence. Sofia will be so present in the months and years to come.
As Tracy nicely wrote, "many care for you". We will keep praying for you. We're far through distance, we're far through time, but we feel so close through thoughts and love. Take care of yourselves, please. Life is so precious.
Stephen and I are thinking of you all and sending love and strength during this unimaginably sad time. Leila, your vivid descriptions of Sofia and her various ways of being immersed in life -- including her ability to ride a mountain unicycle! -- are a wonderful gift to those of us who never had the opportunity to get to know her. Love and prayers for comfort, somehow, as you all miss Sofia,
Susan and Stephen
Perhaps, actions will be better.
Take Care, Gonzalez