Earlier on Twitter, the journalist and national news anchor, Soledad O’Brien shared that she had just lost her mother, an especially sad revelation, considering her beloved father had passed just 40 days ago…

In a piece for Guideposts, O’Brien wrote about her parents’ beautiful meeting and marriage, and their shared immigrant stories that brought them together:

My parents were both immigrants—my mother from Cuba, my father from Australia. Both attended daily Mass at the church near campus. Every day my father would offer my mother a ride. Every day, she declined. Finally, she said yes. One year later, the day after Christmas, the two of them were married.

O’Brien’s parents went on to raise a half dozen remarkable children, all of whom graduated from Harvard University. Talk about impressive! But, despite artfully paying homage to her parents’ guiding lights, she is just like everyone else who just lost someone close–she really, really misses her mom.

Profound words, and ones to live by! We’d love to hear your thoughts on Soledad O’Brien’s tweets. Did her words have an effect on you? Have you recently lost a parent? If so, would you like to share a story about your late mom or dad?