First things first. I took Maggie her quilt this afternoon.
I think she liked it although since it's not something you can play with, it did not hold her interest for long. They were having a movie day birthday party with treats to snack on and then presents and she wanted to get to the presents portion of the affair. Her mama made her a beautiful and very girly vanity using a piece she'd gotten at the Bad Girls Get Saved By Jesus Thriftstore and also recovered a darling little chair with a velvet dress that the girl had outgrown.
Last night, Mr. Moon sat in the kitchen and we talked about Ross and his brother Robert and emotions came up from my guts as I wrapped the tofu and vegetables in the egg roll wrappers. We both cried. Today Ross's obituary was posted on Facebook and I am going to link it HERE. I think it is absolutely one of the most beautiful, honest, and true-to-life obituaries I've ever read. It says everything I was trying to say when I wrote about him after he died but with far more immediacy and honesty. It was only available online and Tom, who went to a basketball game with Glen today, came in and read it. Tom does not do computers or smartphones. He just doesn't. But he wanted to read it.
Ross's death has been incredibly hard for him.
"I will be grieving him for a long time," he said to me today.
We all will be.
As Ross would like you to do- look up. Be tender, even in the confusion and pain.