I awoke today with the feeling of sadness. I’m trying to be positive and model optimism for my family. I also want to model being human. And it’s ok to feel sad. There is so much suffering – and much loss. Loss of heath and life, but also loss of freedom, loss of work, loss of dreams, loss of plans made for travel or graduation or a wedding. Even little losses- like not being able to go to the gym or meet friends for dinner. And loss required grieving to move on. I want my children to see me crying as well as laughing. I want them to know it’s ok to feel this loss and express sadness, anger and frustration. To express it and continue to walk through it. And together we can find out what’s on the other side of the path. #butterflybtc