I believe it’s going to be a special week. One of our neighbors came over today to return a container. We sent peanut blossom cookies and some chili for our neighbors this week. She lives with her son and his wife. Her name name is Mary.(my mom’s was Marie) Ironically, she lives about the same distance and the same angle as my mom did when she was living.The only difference is i can see her house from our little front porch.Where mom’s i could see from our bathroom window.We lived in a 2nd story apartment kiddy corner to mom’s at the time.
They also have a white gas lamp in the front yard.Just like mom and dad’s. I am going to ask her if i can plant some tulips out front for her. Like i did mom. I could see the beautiful tulips from our window every day. Mary has COPD so she can’t get out very much.Our aide will help me across the street to visit and then help me back when it’s time to come home.She used to do that to get me over to mom and dad’s too. I can’t wait to see her in person.We’ve talked by phone.We’ve waved at each other. It’s a hop,skip and a jump but it may as well be 100 yards for both of us. i love that her name is Mary. She is Catholic too. It will depend on the weather. I know they’re calling for rain but if it stays as nice as it was today and my husband doesn’t keep the aide tied up all day we can do this!
Even better the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary the aide found for me that needed painted-well,i have decided to give it to Mary because it looks very much like the statue i redid for mom and dad. Dad had it painted but the weather had beat it down over the years in the backyard. They took out the grotto he had in the back wall so i repainted it and put it out on their front porch.Oh,if Mary would only decide that is where she wants it. 🙂
I can hardly wait. We’re also going to Mass this weekend for Divine Mercy Sunday at 11:00. Then i signed up for a half hour visit to the Blessed Sacrament. The aide will have to assist or husband will have to go with me. One or the other. In the morning of Divine Mercy Sunday i am going to sit up and watch the live canonization of Blessed John Paul II or catch the encore that evening. I’m hoping i can make the live broadcast.
This is my favorite tribute to John Paul II (and usually hard to find)