Friday, January 25, 2019


My mother died early this morning. She was 89--nearly 90. A few of my friends knew she was not doing well so I posted a brief message on Facebook early this morning.

Almost immediately messages of support and comfort started pouring in. I cannot possibly tell you how touched I was by the words of virtual strangers who took the time to reach out with words of love and hope.

Words are so powerful. Yes, I cried. Yes, my heart was touched beyond measure. And somewhere in that nebulous space we call the Internet and social media, for a brief moment politics and disharmony disappeared while civility and compassion reigned.

Thank you to all who wrote those few words. Blessings on your day.


  1. Anny are you doing okay? I am praying for you and you are in my thoughts. I know it is a tough time. Kelly is sick today so she is home with me. It will keep me busy.

  2. Sam, I'm doing okay. It IS hard, but Dan is here keeping me going. I love you.

  3. Cris, Thank you so much. It never gets easier to lose a loved one, does it? Blessings!