It's been a busy week around here.
Lots of photography, lots of teaching, lots of family,
lots of grocery shopping.
All such good things.
Today I get to meet a friend who has been there for me
in a way I can hardly fathom.
(She is a caller. Me. Not so much.)
She is my big sister, my Jewish mother, she is my shoulder.
(She is also a mom to many and a devoted wife.)
She calls with medical advice, spiritual and parenting encouragement.
When I went to Missouri to see Suzy right after her diagnosis,
Linda sent me a letter of support. In that letter she wrote The Hail Mary for me.
My Jewish friend wrote out the whole Hail Mary for me.
Linda feels a connection to Mary as a Jewish Momma herself. :o)
So I get to hug her in person. We will walk and talk and look into one another's eyes.
I am so thankful that God gave me this
lovely woman as a friend.
My friend from the lovely state of North Dakota.
Sister of my heart!
See you soon Linda!
I won't be able to blog tomorrow because I am headed to a funeral/memorial service
for my lovely, brilliant, Aunt Sunny.
Cindy and I are going together to show our support to Richard and Paul and Karen, Sunny's surviving children.
I loved Aunt Sunny very much.
She was my tutor for Spanish when I was in middle school.
She was the smart Aunty! She had gone to college.
She had red hair.
We lived near one another when Patrick was a baby. How I loved going over to visit.
She was always gracious and generous and smart and loving.
She passed away from lung cancer but she was at peace.
I never talked with someone who was so at peace with moving on.
She was ready to go. Ready to see her boys who had died before her.
She didn't have a care for herself.
She spoke of love and family.
She was a beautiful person.
Her family will miss her so much. I will too.
Then Cindy is coming to Wisconsin for a few days to party like we know how to do around here.
She insists that I sit on the big orange chair with her this year.
We shall see about that.
See you and your beautiful mug soon Cindy Lou!
Have a safe and happy weekend!!!
Encourage one another,