Friday, April 27, 2012

Much Death in the time of New Birth

My father-in-law died suddenly, yesterday.  Mary, my sheep, died last night or early this morning.  Cathy, who usually takes care of the animals when we go away, is going to a funeral out of town this weekend.  My neighbor up the road is going to take care this time.  As I was talking to her, she told me her son's best friend from college and his father were killed in a plane crash yesterday or today.  But alas, my other neighbor across the pasture, who also watches our animals, is giving birth any day.

I will miss my father-in-law's incredible hugs and smiles and humor.  I will miss the way Mary always came up to me for her daily dose of "medicine" (whatever it be each day).  I didn't know Cathy's friend but she said he was a really special person.  I am sure I met J.'s friend at his wedding- he was so young.  All will be missed greatly.

Mary Terra - what a smile

It has been raining and raining again and the green is greener.  Most all the spring leaves have unfurled now and there is new life everywhere.  

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Praying for you.