"Here this woman's husband is running for the presidency of the United States and she couldn't find any friends around her to support her in her grief????"
I have more of a sense of these sisters-of-the-heart who have lost a child being my "family" than my own sisters and family and friends who just don't "get it." I should say, they do not, cannot, and will not "get it," and therefore they are no longer safe people for me.
It seems I can trust interacting with other grieving mothers via the internet more than I can anywhere else.
Who knew you could be the most intimate on such a "public highway" as the internet to touch the depths of one's pain?!