Hi to you all,
I'm skipping my regular weekly update today. My friend J's mom passed away today. She had suffered from lung disease, so of course my friend has mixed feelings: loss and sadness, but glad her mom is at peace.
Mrs. J was a great and beautiful lady. I remember her coming out to California to visit during Mardi Gras, helping her daughter throw her renowned yearly party. I remember her warmth and charm, and the wonderful food she prepared for us all to enjoy. She made my wedding veil and gorgeous decorations for the church pews. But most of all, she raised my friend to be a strong, vibrant, and beautiful woman, who makes a difference in the world.
I'm glad Mrs. J's suffering is over, but I'm so sad for her children and their family, especially for my friend. They live very far away, so the only way I can be present is through thoughts and prayers, and that makes me feel sad, too.