I started the weekend by joining 6 good friends from church at VanderKamp up in Cleveland NY for our Sacred Circle (from church)and had a wonderful spiritual retreat. For the sake of privacy, I am not going to go into detail what we did, but it was awesome. We did "walk" in the woods and had lots of good food. We laughed a lot (as in BELLY laughing) and told wonderful stories. To say that I came away refreshed and rejuvinated in my soul is an understatement. But lurking beneath that was the knowledge that our beloved Minister of Music's last Sunday would be the very next day.
So, as all things must do...time marches on and today came. I wanted it to last forever. Her last time at rehersal, her last time on the organ, etc. As we made our way up to the balcony, I savored every last minute. There were tears. Lots of them. Folks that had left the church came back to sing and fellowship. There were lots of tears, smiles, hugs, etc.
I have so much more to write, but I can't. It will have to wait for another day. There is a husband to write about who was significant in my life too.
Goodbye dear friends. I hope we meet again someday.
I love you both, my sister and brother in Christ.