A very good friend of mine reposed yesterday, Memorial Day, of a very swiftly moving liver cancer. Her funeral service will be Thursday evening, on the Feast of the Ascension. While I deeply miss being able to pick up the phone to call my friend, the thought of her funeral service being on Ascension and during the Pascal season is comforting.
I am also trying to complete a cross stitched in Blackwork to either “send along” with her, or to give to her husband (it will be his choice). I will post a photo here when it is completed. It should have been completed tonight, but it seems the closer I get to the end, the slower my progress. I suspect that is because when I finish the project it will be like another “goodbye” to her. She has become like family to me, and is indeed old enough to be my mother. She is greatly loved by all in my parish, and will be sorely missed.
Please pray for the handmaid of God, Anna, who has fallen asleep, and may her memory be eternal.