Then, I did another quick blog check and found out that three years ago today, I wrote about my sister-in-law, my "mentor" in mothering and marriage. She did not tell me what to do, she showed me. She showed me how to put a Sunday dinner on the table for 15 people in 20 minutes without having a breakdown. She showed me how to recycle stale bread for hungry teenagers. She showed me how to do a butterfly bandage and avoid a trip to the ER. She, like my colleague, were not granted the privilege of growing old.
Then, because my mind sometimes wanders down a scary path, I began to wonder if Facebook trolls and cookies had looked at some posts and "passed them over" because they were not quite as "happy" or perhaps because they did not contain flowery images. Life is made up of all kinds of memories that etch our hearts. Today is a gift, with all its warts and bruises, and a bit of snow this morning! So, as they have said for centuries, Carpe Diem!