There will be no visit to Alice tomorrow after our Thanksgiving Dinner is done. She passed away yesterday afternoon. Get Well cards still line our computer desk - ready for the visit that was to never be.
She celebrated her 58th wedding anniversary on Monday - - too sick to really know what day it was. Her faithful husband knew what day it was - and also was aware that it would be the last anniversary for which the would be together.
Flowers have been sent - funeral preparations are being made - and Friday we will say our final goodbyes. Thanksgiving will be a little sadder this year; for our neighbor and friend is gone - and her husband is left with a grieving heart. Life's brevity will be on our minds this Thanksgiving.
We will find ourselves thankful for the loved ones seated around us - and aware that perhaps next year - the size of our family here on earth could be different. Cherish life while we can.
Blessings to You all My Friends -