I started the day off just fine getting things done – emptying the dishwasher, working on finances and cleaning here and there. But then I got into cards. I had a lit garland that I put up at Christmas that went over the opening to the breakfast nook. At Christmas time I had Christmas cards hanging from it. After Christmas I hung cards for Kathryn on it. Until there were too many. I had about 100 cards up and we received about 500 to 600 more. Well it fell down the other evening so I pulled it the rest of they way down. This morning I started taking the cards off. I told myself over and over again that I wouldn’t read them. I told myself I would only pull them off and set them in a pile. As you can probably guess it just didn’t go the way I had planned. I started reading them and of course I just broke down. Even though it was hard I did savor every word I read. So many nice things were written. I say again thank you to all of you.
That took my day. I decided to make cookies! Kathryn loved to make cookies. Scott has a picture of Kathryn on his phone as she was making Christmas cookies. We didn’t get all of our cookies delivered but all of our neighbors received their Christmas bags. That was something that was important to Kathryn.
Something else that was important to her was giving to the poor and/or homeless. Tonight Kathryn would have been so happy. After Scott and I ate dinner at AppleBees we each had a box of leftovers. Scott saw a young man with a hiking backpack with shoes and jackets dangling off of it. It appeared that he had his whole life on his back. Scott asked, “Are you hungry?” The young man said, “yes.” Scott handed him his box of leftovers. It had a lot in it too (steak, potatoes and broccoli). The young man was very grateful and we saw him eating away as we drove off. Kathryn never wanted food to be wasted. She always said there is a homeless person we could give it to. Always giving!
So I sit here tonight just relaxing and watching TV. I wrote a note to Kathryn. Maybe if I open my mind I will get an answer.
Tomorrow I must work on dinosaurs! Camp is getting very close.