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Look carefully...at the seemingly small moments...in the constant shaping of souls.- Neal A.Maxwell

still
     Just returned from a 10 day visit with family in UT.  While away I received an email from my husband signed, "Love, still".  When we were dating, before we were engaged, he would end  letters with, "love, dt" and then below, in tiny letters, he would add, ''please".  I thought "still" was a cute replacement.  After, ''Love, still" closing his next email I ended my reply with, "Love, still too"
     Turns out auto-correct prefers "still" to "dt" to which dt was unaware until my "too".  Fortunately, after 30+ years  we really are "still" and "still too".






purple memories
     Thursday afternoon, watching High School soccer.  Neighbor's mom sits down near by - an attractive, well-groomed, older woman wearing light purple.  I ask the woman next to me, whose mother died within a year of my own, "Do you think of your mom very often?"  She replies, "I think of her very often."  I motion to the older woman and ask, "How about when you see other mothers?"  She answers, "My mom's favorite color was purple, I was thinking about her even before you asked."  We bask momentarily in silent, happy memories of our mothers.  Shortly thereafter we are joined by a third woman whose mother is ailing.  Unaware of our earlier conversation she asks when we knew it was time for our moms to be on hospice.  The first woman and I are sharing positive thoughts regarding hospice when the third woman is joined by her husband.  As she turns to greet him I lean to the first woman and quietly say, "A lot more memories are flooding in."  She nods and whispers, "I prefer the purple ones."  We both laugh in agreement and then sit with tears in our eyes as we think of our mothers' last days.  Hearing the laughter the third woman wants to know what she had missed.  My explanation starts by motioning toward the attractive woman in purple. 

     September 21 a friend's mother was diagnosed with cancer.  She was told she did not have long to live.  She passed away today.  My heart is with the family.


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