ICEBREAKER: WHAT DO YOU NORMALLY TAKE FOR GRANTED?
Those I love will always (physically) be around. I learned first-hand, painfully, that is not the case.
GOING DEEPER: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU FELT TRULY APPRECIATED?
The last time I sent a child money.
Though that might be true, the most recent occasion was when I received the most beautiful letter from Bill’s ancient aunt, the nun, and self-described scribe for the Gulliver family. It brought tears to my eyes and tears to those few with whom I’ve shared it. I love Bill with all of my heart and remain grateful for our short time together. He gave me and my family as many gifts as he received. To be thanked for what I did for him is a bit odd, as it was such a natural thing for me to be and do, but I know where her heart is coming from. My only wish is that I could still be all of that for him.