I’ve been missing my sweet friend Angie lately, partly because I know I could have talked to her about my Uncle Hal and she would understand the impact of his death on me. I’d realized recently that I’d been driving past Rest Haven on my way to an appointment a week or so ago so I went to visit her yesterday. There was construction going on there, it looks as if they are expanding Rest Haven. I noticed a lot of birds singing and the groundskeepers were busy caring for the property. It was so nice to see fall colors there, although it made me miss fall in Pittsburgh, PA! Most interesting was that I wasn’t prepared for how happy I was going to be to see her picture again. Her beautiful smile still shines on.
I sent her mom and sister a close up of her picture and the other sweet happening has been that friends and family have been sharing and appreciating this photo as well. Angie died 8/1/1999 of cystic fibrosis. She was a talented, loving, wise, and full of life individual that I’ve known since 1st grade soccer. Valuable lessons she has taught me include taking care of my body because I only have one, that I should live fully, presently, and passionately, and most often to make sure I communicate with those I love honestly and openly.