I made her sweatshirt. It says "Camping Woman".
Always helping the children she loved. (2011)
We also toured the Jelly Belly factory in WI.
Not shown in this picture- Tom, Isaiah (18 months) and our gal SP. A dear friend Kathy invited us to come. My lovely post pregnancy body at age 48 1/2!! (Mary Ann was 48 1/2 too)
At her Senior Center she made me a key chain for them. It hangs by my computer, it says Judith and Pual in beads. She forgot Julius' name. :o) She loved doing crafts there!
I can't sort my thoughts. I can't sum this up into a post. I can't write what I feel because it is a mix of JOY, sadness, LOVE, anguish, and most of all loneliness. Feelings- coming and going. We were both so incredibly ill this winter I thought it would be me, not her.
Samson and the boys are waiting for her to come home.
July 17, 1987 Mary Ann stole my heart and forever changed my life for the better. That was 29 years and 9 months ago. We were both 30 years old. We lived like twins. We were the same age, we both turned 60 this year. She shared her life with me and I shared mine with her. I don't know how to be 60 without her.
She was afraid to die. The Lord knew this and she died incredibly peaceful. She never suffered a serious illness her entire life other than her last bout of pneumonia. She lived a beautiful life! Praise God. I have been INCREDIBLY BLESSED to have been part of it. I am so undeserving.