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.
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.”