June 8, 2017, Prescott-
My sister’s mother-in-law passed on, this morning, after putting up a good fight, for a good many years. It was just time for her to go on and re-join her husband. She was one of those souls who walked her own path, without apology. It was a loving path, but not one that was understood by many people. I can identify with many elements of that road.
My son and his girlfriend have found themselves on a path, together, that has certainly brought affirmations to his life, and I am sure, to hers. I’m glad to read of their being focused just on one another, when they are in each other’s presence. As an only child, he has struggled with loneliness, and coped by building hybrid families of peers, when we lived in Phoenix. He has natural leadership abilities, which of course are more obvious to others, including yours truly, than to himself. His beautiful friend sees these qualities, I’m certain. It’s one of the things that gave her the sense of when it was right to walk by his side.
My work situation seems to have becalmed. I have been assured of a position, come Fall. I am also closer to finishing my yard work- just two small sections remain in the back, and some maintenance work awaits, in the front. I began gathering things , this afternoon, which can possibly be useful to the Women’s and Family Shelter, and a few things that might be useful to a day center for the homeless. That work will continue, over the next several days. It is obvious that it’s time to get rid of all clutter.
Knowing when is the key to a successful outcome.