Dear Friends and Family,
Thank you for taking the time to read my very simple thoughts. Please know this: The prayers you’ve offered up to ease my worry, anxiety and depression have buoyed me up more than you can possibly know. Every time you put loving energy into the universe, your pleas for my comfort are like a million healing lights. I pray that all of your prayers and well-wishes are also lifting up Liqa and Paul.
Again, this is a day to rejoice! Today we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of my dear friend Jill Tapper. Back in the fall of 1991, when Jill and I were both new mothers, I received my first call from Jill. Jill’s voice, was, and continues to be the voice of an angel. Her first words to me were, “Do you want your baby to play with mine?” Twenty one years later, our daughters continue to be the very best of best friends and Jill continues to know the perfect time and the perfect way to reach out to me with the comfort I need. I am so blessed!
I also want to celebrate the joyous occasion of my nephew Mark’s engagement to his wonderful Kathryn. Mark is the boy you wish were your best friend in First Grade. I can see that when Kathryn looks at him she loves him, respects him and wants to be with him for the rest of her life. She is loyal and appreciates all the wonderful things that make him unique and loving. I wish I were with them now, in Albany, celebrating their engagement; but I am certainly sending out my joy and prayers for a long and happy marriage.
And just one last thing: I come from a family of fabulous cooks. Preparing a meal is always an act of love. It’s love that you can taste! Two nights ago, my talented niece created an Italian dish of lobster sauce and pasta that tastes so much like love. Thank you, Stephanie.
I continue to ask for prayers to alleviate my sense of isolation. It is so obvious that I am not alone — if only I had the faith and the strength to grasp this truth in my heart.
God Bless You All!