It may have been the first time a thing like this happened, but it surely won't be the last. It stings a bit, but "it is what it is" and we couldn't do anything about it. In the grand scheme of things, this really isn't a big deal. Last night was simply a reminder of this lifestyle, and how Steve's work really will play a part in our lives.
Ben had a winter program, called "Love is in the Air" for school. My in-laws came up for the evening, so there were plenty supporters of Ben up on stage. I was sure to keep the video camera rolling, and we will watch it tonight together now that Steve is home. I also sent some pictures to Steve from my phone while it was happeneing, so he could be part of it in his own way.