Yesterday I found out my friend Alaina was killed in a car crash; apparently she'd had an undiagnosed heart condition and had a heart attack while driving. We had been friends in high school; then Facebook reconnected us after many years. She was a "homesteader" who ran a small farm with her husband, had her own silk-dyeing business, and homeschooled six children. The love she radiated to the world was amazing. I can't believe she's gone.