I don’t know how this is going to turn out. I haven’t read the news today. News can wait (and sometimes must).
Have you ever had one of those days that’s a hard day, but a sweet day as well? That’s the kind of day it was here.
I think about you and your brother a lot, especially around your birthdays. Remember Key West? I’m so sorry your eyes got sunburned! I wasn’t thinking! (Also, I didn’t expect the sun to be so bright and burning, out there on the water. I should have thought).
Then I remembered when you and your brother played in the living room and we got a picture, there on Ohio Avenue. (There’s so much more:)
So there’s not room here, to write everything down, but remember how I told you to always try to accept (it takes time) all our flaws and scars too, because that’s where God writes things down? That’s still true, and you are so beautiful.
Today, at Cleveland State Community College, I was walking to different parts of the campus and there were peonies! So I stepped up and over the rocks where they had planted the peonies. They were in full-bloom, in full fragrance.
I bought the Key lime glazed doughnut (with filling) and one regular glazed, to take with me.
After I finally got done with all the computer things (at the college) I bought a cup of coffee and put two little containers of half & half cream in the coffee. Then I put my other things in the car and walked back to a picnic table in a real grove of real trees, where the cool breeze was blowing. So I sat there and enjoyed the coffee and doughnuts and thought about you and had already almost cried. The Key lime made me think of you, because of Key West, when we visited there.
Then I looked up and in the picnic area, which smelled like fresh earth and cedar, everything was so beautiful and clear and fresh and cool, like everything was celebrating. And those doughnuts tasted like sweet light and when I walked to see more flowers, I saw azaleas. Earlier I saw lavender irises. There were so many beautiful flowers and colors and kind people.
I love you daughter!!! Happy Early Birthday!
(I think that was one of the healthiest happiest lunches I ever ate! You rock!!! (Check mail soon:)