There was one other, very sweet, tender mercy yesterday.....
As I drove #7 home from preschool, a red van passed me. It looked a lot like one of #1's best friends, but knowing that that friend is in college now, I knew I must have been mistaken.
We got home, I got the kids settled at the table for lunch, and the doorbell rang.
One of the kids answered it, and there was a bit of a hubbub as the kids greeted the visitor.
I walked around the corner, and there was #1's friend. To be honest, I think part of my down-ness has been compounded by missing #1. It was SO GREAT to see this young woman!
If you read this, Anna, I hope you know you're welcome at my house any ol' time--ice cream or no.
I gave her a hug, we spoke for just a moment, and she was gone. I feel honored to have had her drop by. For just a moment #1 didn't seem so far away.
Everyday, I pick a "hero of the day." For yesterday, Anna, you were it. Thank you for taking a little time out for me.