Today was especially meaningful for me today. One couple came, along with the husband’s sister who was visiting from California. The husband is dealing with cancer; my sense is that the outlook is not hopeful. I used my camera to take pictures throughout the event, with special intention to capture some of them, without notice. At the end of the afternoon I asked the three of them, husband, wife, sister, if I might take an intentional photo. The quick response of the wife told me how dear that would be, and how happy she was that I had made the suggestion.
Our time on earth is limited. I know for myself that I need to not dwell on that; what I do need to do is to remember to share and spread – and be a part of – joy. It takes so little, and means so much.
I would be remiss if I did not mention as well that I could not have gotten through the day without the help of others – one gal who donated and arranged flowers for the tables; another who provided dessert and helped serve and clean up; another who brought her Mom to the event and then pitched in to assist in a number of ways; and another who was with me from the morning until the very end. There were lots of blessings going on today, and I am grateful – weary, but so very grateful.