I took this picture one day while walking the dog. The sun was shining beautifully behind the tree and drawing attention to the little angel statue. I'd walked by it many, many times and never noticed it before.
As to what I've been up to for the last month, I'd call it nesting. I have been cleaning areas of my house like a mad woman. I think it's both a physical and spiritual cleansing. I've also found so many wonderful memories.
One particular find was a touching poem from my Aunt Edda's memorial service that I wanted to share titled We Need One Another by George O'Dell.
We Need One Another by George O'Dell
We need one another when we mourn and would be comforted…
when we are in trouble and afraid…
when we despair, in temptation, and need to be recalled to our best selves again.
We need one another when we would accomplish some great purpose, and cannot do it alone…
in the hour of our successes, when we look for someone to share our triumphs
[and] in the hour of our defeat when with encouragement we might endure and stand again.
We need one another when we come to die, and would have gentle hands prepare us for the journey.
All our lives we are in need, and others are in need of us.