Wednesday was a good day: we got all of our schoolwork done, went to art class to paint like Rothko, and even went out to lunch for soup, salad, and bread for our weekly Reading Club (basically they eat while I read-aloud... though that sounds lame, it is really a lot of fun and I want to write about that soon!)
We have a young parish. We have lots of baptisms and weddings and happy times, but since just before Great Lent began, we have had four people in our community die (independent of one another!). It has been sad. After yesterday's funeral, Little Man asked Father John why so many people were dying. Our little ones have been to funerals before, but they were so long ago that I'm not sure that they even remember them. Today we have a burial and tomorrow we have another funeral and burial.
We decided last night that we would take the opportunity to take the children to a science museum this afternoon between services and it felt strange to be looking up information for that when the reason that we have the chance to go to a museum is such a sad one. In the end though, I think that Miss Jane would have been happy that we are bringing our children to her funeral and will also show them a little bit of the city where she lived and worked during her life. She was such a cool lady. You would never guess from the red polished toes peeking out from her peep-toed espadrille sandals, but she was an FBI agent! She retired to the beach and had great stories to tell! These last few years were really hard on her... she had cancer that just kept coming back and really suffered. Memory Eternal!
Please remember the newly departed Gregory, Ann, Alexandra, and Eugenia in your prayers!