Tuesday, January 26, 2016
We'll leave the light on
When there's not all that much light to muster, leaving it on for sisters and brothers, making sure to offer simple comforts and kind smiles are the sure signs of good raisin' - humble true hearts full of love. And sure enough, the lady we are all grieving, who struggles to keep her eyes open when she speaks and is so uncomfortable when you ask after her welfare can only answer "I don't know". She unfailingly says "Thank you" for the ice chips and "please" when she needs help. "Oh, that's good". She still asks about your dog and the swim meet. And she never fails to say, "Be careful. I love you." when we take our leave. Such small things that demonstrate such great character and love. She may look like a frail little bird in that hospital bed, but she is so mighty and full of light - even when her eyes are closed. She has done right by the world giving us so many lovely, kind humans who would never fail to leave the light on for 'ya. Who could have more success than that in life or death?