Note to Self:
When you heard that the Taylors' son had cancer, the best response would have been to cry with them. If any words were possible, you could have scrounged around your lexicon and found something better than "that really sucks." I know you didn't say it flippantly and perhaps your body language communicated something deeper. But "that really sucks" is a phrase you say when someone drops a smart phone in the toilet or loses a ticket for an important sporting event. When a kid has cancer, the world shatters and it demands something deeper than words - perhaps sobs or groans or an open ear.