On Halloween, after we finished up with the parade (H-J was in the marching band, I was handing out candy), we didn’t head straight home. I had someone I wanted to see.
It was the 5th anniversary of her husband’s death. She spent the morning remembering a wonderful man with their children, and then in the evening she took the kids trick-or-treating.
Can you imagine how difficult that would be?
I’ve only known her for a few years, but I’ve walked through several trials with her and I’m amazed by her strength.
We share a friendship with much laughter and tears (and food and drink).
I hope you have someone in your life with whom you can share tears of sorrow and joy.