FALL is officially here. I would have wanted to be decorating today. But my girlfriend's mama just passed away. Now, I want to be with her.
I'm not good at this. My brother died in the Fall.
You'd think, having lost, you'd know what to say. I don't. I am never more speechless.
And I'm not a great cook - at all. So to take a meal is an invitation to fail them.
All I know to do is give her my day. I will clean toilets, sit while she sorts photos, heat water for tea or tuck her blanket under her feet. I will even chop carrots, if that's what would bless her.
But before I head over, I'll go get something that celebrates FALL! She is a lovely decorator! I'll find something that lets her breathe in a little, maybe.
And then I will come home and pull out some golden things and let this season be good.