Friday, February 27, 2015

One Year Ago Today

We've reached the one year mark. It's been one year since Mom took flight and flew away to meet up with Dad in heaven. I'm not sure exactly how that works, but it's a nice to think about. I didn't spend the day in contemplation and, so far, there haven't been any tears, just a few memories in the midst of a busy day.

This morning I met my dad's cousin Gail for breakfast at Panera Bread. She insisted on buying my breakfast and as a RAK I didn't object. Sometimes we have to be kind by letting someone else have a turn at blessing. The restaurant was quiet during the morning. I ate my egg and cheese sandwich while she nibbled on a spinach and artichoke souffle'. We sipped coffee, shared stories, and looked at old wedding photographs. Before we knew it two hours had flown by and it was time to part ways. (It's not the best photo, but it's the best of the three I took.)

I did do my very own small Random Act of Kindness this week when I picked up my friend Joanne and gave her a ride to Ladies' Prayer and Bible Study. I'd received an email the night before that some of the woman who often go out to lunch after the study were bringing their own lunches to eat there at the church. When I packed up my own salad, I also packed one for Joanne. I even tucked a small bag of shredded cheese and another of chicken breast pieces inside of each container and tossed a couple of strawberry yogurts in on the side. She was blessed and so was I.


  1. So thoughtful to pack an extra lunch! Nice of you too, to allow Gail to treat you to breakfast.

  2. Love the way you described your dear Mother being reunited with your Father.
    Gail was kind to treat you to breakfast.
    I liked your very kind RAK, Martha ~ bless you . . :)

  3. You gave lunch to someone and got one given to you! How very nice. I love it when they boomerang right back to you like that!

  4. Sometimes it's difficult to let others do something for us. But we must give them that joy just as we enjoy it when someone accepts ours. Lovely treats all 'round!

  5. That was a win-win too. I love that you enjoyed lunch with your cousin, and then packed an extra lunch for your friend. What a sweet and thoughtful RAK.

  6. Giving and receiving... blessings all the way around. I love it! So very thoughtful of you to pack that lunch for your friend. blessings ~ tanna

  7. Too bad that I couldn't join you. Whenever I think of Gail, I think of the time I spent sitting next to her on a flight from Pittsburgh, PA to Rochester, NY...and had no idea that I was sitting next to my father's cousin. That's what I get for not talking to "strangers" that day.

    Glad you had fun.

    I did not feel a deep sense of sadness for the day either.

    1. How did you find out you had been sitting next to her?

  8. Good job, Martha♥️
    Enjoy your Saturday....
    We are pouring tee dah!
    Linda :o)