Who breaks your heart?
April 20, 2017

Amy Krouse Rosenthal bookI’ve cried twice in my life at sad news about celebrities. The first was when Peter Jennings died. Darrell and I loved the man.

The second was only recently, when I found out Amy Krouse Rosenthal had cancer.

I think I would’ve always been curious what Katie had for lunch or dinner -- breakfast doesn’t count as much, for some reason -- when she wasn’t with us. But Amy said if you really love someone, you want to know what she ate for lunch or dinner without you. Reading that made me positively exuberant about being curious. I quoted Amy to Katie more than once, and Katie pounced on the idea in the sweetest present.

With only this one sentiment, Amy became part of our family. Funny how that happens, isn’t it?