So There's This Family
. .in my town. Got to know them because their kids were in a lot of the activities around town that mine was (swimming, drama, etc.) →
The mom is a professor at U of O here. Oldest daughter finished Stanford in 3 years and is now in med school. Middle daughter is at Stanford now, and youngest daughter is a senior in high school and pretty much stars in all of the plays.
The guy is a urologist, apparently one of the best in town. 50, marathoner and distance biker, really nice person, and he committed suicide last week.
I know in my head that material success and achievement are not everything, but part of me is just agog that someone at this station in life would DO this!
The last time I talked to him was a few weeks ago in the shower at the gym, and we were updating one another on our kids. Very sad.