Day 60: Bill and Caroline

6 Jun

Since today was Sunday, I called upon Caroline, one of the great ladies from the congregation at First Presbyterian Ashland, and asked if she would be at church today. She told me that there was a good chance that she would be there – and now that I was sure that she and Bill were in town, I proceeded to make them a quiche.

What I admire most about Caroline and Bill is their long-standing relationship. They’ve recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary and they still really care for one another. There is a tenderness that they show towards one another that is so precious. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all were able to sustain a relationship for that long?

Today I brought them a simple gift of a quiche. It is my way of saying to them that I love and and admire them. They are courageous and continue to be connected to the world around them despite challenging circumstances. I hope that I have the good fortune to follow in their footsteps.

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2 Responses to “Day 60: Bill and Caroline”

  1. Donna Wright June 6, 2011 at 5:25 PM #

    Beautiful words and a beautiful Quiche! A very thoughtful gift to great people.

  2. Shirley Patton June 12, 2011 at 7:38 PM #

    Reading over your blog, Karen, stretches my heart muscles! It feels so good! Knowing some of the people that have been recipients makes me appreciate not only your thoughtfulness but the joy the recipients must feel in being gifted by you. Thank you for the great teachings held in your acts of kindness and observation.

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