Friday, June 2, 2017

A gift from a friend

"Life is a series of stories, and the way our stories intersect is remarkable. Sometimes people are in our lives for the whole story. Sometimes they are just a short chapter or two. It takes a brave person to know when that chapter is over, and when to turn the page."  ~Marc & Angel Chernoff
Cindy La Ferle


This tiny vintage memory book was given to me by a thoughtful friend after my mother died. Its yellowed pages are illustrated with charming watercolors and comforting scripture. In keeping with Victorian mourning customs, it includes blank spaces to list the names of loved ones who have passed on.  

I remember the day this sweet gift was left by my back door while I was going through the sad process of clearing out my late mother's home. It came with a little card that simply said, "I'm thinking of you." 

Whether we're suffering the loss of a loved one or just trying to weather a bad week, it's a comfort to know our friends are there for us.  
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