This Coffee Makes Me Cry

The last couple weeks have been very busy. The kid had soccer camp all last week and I was finishing up my Independent Study paintings AND starting my Printmaking Intensive summer course. I mean, I love all of these things. Getting to do them all at once, however, was a little intense.

This week is a tad bit easier in terms of time. Soccer camp ended and the Dudes left town to visit my husband’s parents for a few days. That leaves me here, footloose and fancy free for a few days. Aside from homework (and feeding the dog) I only have one thing I need to do this week.

When I lost my mom back in September my friends (and family, of course) rallied around me and held me up until I was strong enough to do so on my own. I knew that it was one of those things that friends do that you can never repay.

At least, you hope you can’t.

Unfortunately, I now have the sad opportunity to repay my friend in kind. Her mom passed away unexpectedly a few days ago. She has just returned home from what started out as a vacation and ended in funeral services for her mom.

So my main assignment this week is

to tend to the heart of my friend.

As she did for me.

to feel her pain with her.

to hold her tight in my arms and heart.

and cry together over coffee and heartache.

Because this, this is not what we ordered.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Adrienne
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 19:25:24

    Sorry for such sadness ~ such a treasure is that friend who tends to our heart through it all.


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