Hi everyone - Well, I'm not sure where to post this, but I feel like I need some good wishes... My mother called me at work this morning with some really bad news. The first was about my aunt's mother - she passed away on Friday. We have very few family here in the States (most are in Taiwan and China), and she was one of the few living here. Her husband passed away earlier this year (unexpected). She was struggling with Alzheimer's and in her moments of clarity, had a difficult time with his passing. The second set of news is that my grandfather was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He is set to have surgery on Friday and my mother really wants to fly back to Taiwan to be with him, but has to wait for her passport (she just filed a rush on it two weeks ago). I'm really distraught by the news - he's the grandparent that I'm closest to and has always been so healthy. Even when we immigrated to the States when I was 4 (I'm now 27), we would always talk on the phone (he's one of the few relatives back in Taiwan that speaks English). I'm really hoping that he will pull through. Thanks for letting me "vent" here...it's been hard staying focused at work right now.