This last week I was able to receive mothering from my good friend and hanaied (adopted) mother Rose Marie. I don't have a mother, and Rose Marie took time away from her daughter-in-law, who is living with cancer, and preparing to likely die soon, to be with me. It is a gift I will never, ever, forget.
I sorely needed it.
Sometimes we just can't stand on our own.
This week was like that for me.
Here are some of the happier scenes from our week. Despite the circumstances, it was a celebration of life. We stayed home pretty much the whole time and just enjoyed each other, the garden, good food, and being together. It was exactly what I needed (4:24):
The sheer joy of enjoying the simple things of life. A great comfort.