Here he was, seventysomething, and still whining,
though God had woven like a gold thread through
every chapter of every book of Holy writ: Rejoice!
Know that I am with you and for you and will never
leave you; take courage that I will fight for you and
be your shield and buckler and provide for you
when you are old; I will supply your every need,
I will give you victory over death,
I have prepared a place for you in heaven...
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
The New Mitford Novel
This is how it always happens.
I ask and the Lord answers.
This season is my most
favorite and the most difficult.
Highs and lows any way the wind blows.
My mother's birthday, Halloween,
Dia de los Muertos,
All Saint's Day, All Soul's
Day, the anniversary of the passing of my sister,
the anniversary of my mother's passing, Thanksgiving,
and my late sister's birthday, my birthday, Christmas,
Mr. Lee's birthday, New Year's Day,
Uncle Joe's birthday (my brother)
It's exhausting and exhilarating.
Wings and roots.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Our children have been raised
with the reality of life and death.
It's not scary or macabre.
They understand we are
and those who have passed
live on in our hearts and memories.