Goodbye, Love, and Apple Pie

18 Feb

apple pie prep

Apple Pie beginnings

In my last post, I asked what was so  good about goodbye.  The story behind that post was that an old friend is moving away from the area to live closer to his children and how much our community will miss him.  I mentioned that I was lucky to have been given the chance to say goodbye, because sometimes that is not possible.

Shortly after that post was published, a dear friend wrote to say that she’d lost a relative quite suddenly.  Saying goodbye was not really an option given the circumstances and that made his passing even more difficult.

My friend shared that her son was going to visit the family of the man who’d passed and when I offered to make a pie for the family, she accepted graciously.   It was all I could do to help and I was grateful for the chance to assuage the pain that she is feeling.

apple pie prep2

Almost ready for the oven!

This is not to say that a pie will make much of a difference; but it is the love that was sent with the pie that might.   After all, it is the very best thing that we have to offer one another on this journey called life.  And it is the only thing that makes it worth living.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”  I Corinthians 13

“Life is short and we do not have too much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us; so be swift to love and make haste to be kind.” Henri-Frédéric Amiel

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” 
Mother Teresa

3 Responses to “Goodbye, Love, and Apple Pie”

  1. Mary Danca February 18, 2013 at 8:01 PM #

    You are a blessed person and I am so glad to know you. You touch my heart and the hearts of so many. A pie may be just a pie but the love and feeling you put in each one is more than just love, it is a gift that not many are willing to share so selfishly.

    • pieadaygiveaway February 18, 2013 at 8:48 PM #

      You are very sweet yourself Miss Mary. What a surprise you and Michael pulled on me! It was such a lovely surprise… and I will never forget it! xxoo

  2. Shirley Patton February 18, 2013 at 9:28 PM #

    The pie that you so kindly made was delivered to the family with great love. It took a long road trip but arrived looking as beautiful as it did in your kitchen. Mike’s immediate family was there to receive it and were deeply touched by the story of your generosity! And when we have to say goodbye to a beloved person, love in all its guises supports and comforts. You have perfected creating delicious food with love. Thank you, Karen!

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