Last night as I was busily working on my etsy shop my phone rang. It was my mom. She tearily told me that her friend Doris was not expected to make it through the night.
I had just been over to eat dinner with my mother the night before, and although Doris sat at my mom's table for meals it was the first time I had met her. She held my hand and said how happy she was to meet me. You could feel the sweetness emanating from her.
Holding our parents hands as they lose their friends one by one is a part of our caregiving of them. My mother is almost 90 and has already lost many friends along with her husband, my dad. Even though she knows that this is inevitable it doesn't seem to get any easier.
After I got off the phone, I turned over the gravy boat that I was listing and saw this quote.
So today I want to say "Godspeed, Doris".