Friday, July 27, 2012

and then there was grace

parkside candies, buffalo, ny

it came unexpectedly, the state called grace, showing up in my presence as she toddled into the kitchen; skirt, cane, full make up, smile. she had rallied for our possible date to the zoo. one last chance to see her beloved giraffes. she knows the end is near, but it would not be this day. this day there were memories to be made.

like magic, like grace, the 3 giraffes clustered into the back corner of their domain seemingly to look just at us. the yellow and black bird waiting for us as we wheeled off the lift in the rainforest. the lion that roared and despite the crowd, looked solely in our direction.

then lunch, because she is still interested in eating, at the deliciously-trapped-in-time candy store. she bought forty fours dollars worth of chocolate to take home, with glee like i have never seen. we took pictures of her and me in the half round booth, just a bit fuzzy, but treasures for my heart.

we walked slowly, hand in hand, to the lot in the back. half way there she sang, unexpectedly, one single sentence to me~ "all is well with my soul."

and there it was again, grace unlooked for and grace received. a day to never forget and the knowing that all will be well with our souls.


  1. Anonymous7/27/2012

    beautiful! xxoo ~SP

  2. You've brought tears to my eyes with this post, dear Graciel. Hugs to you my friend. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Anonymous7/28/2012

    This post gave me goosebumps.

    As I travel to Kripalu tomorrow, my bag in the front seat will have two stuffed giraffes sticking out of it. They remind me of my connection to home and will stay with me in my bed all week.

    And here:

  4. Grace is good. I am so happy you had this very special day together.

  5. How wonderfully amazing, this kind of grace. Wow.

  6. this is a day of wonder and love and yes, grace. i was going to message you today to see how you were doing, but i see you are doing everything, continuing on. it makes me cry and it makes me so happy.

    all IS well with her soul.


  7. and of course, your soul as well. (it goes without saying, but i thought i would say it anyway.)

    love you muchly.

  8. i am smiling for you both. so glad you had this day.


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