If you have never read any of the blogs that I have linked over there on the right hand side of my blog, and if you never read another blog or post I link to again, please read this one:Michelle Middlebrooks: Letters from Mom . A little background:
Michelle is the daughter-in-law of 2 of our very close friends, Dick and Sara Middlebrooks, and her mother had a stroke a couple months ago. She has been writing about helping her Dad care for her mom, and all the angst, joy, sadness, pain, laughter that comes with that job. She writes with a refreshing honesty and vulnerability that inspires us to accept ourselves and our loved ones, warts and all, in the midst of rising to the level of being a hero. I’m loving keeping up to date with Michelle, her Mom’s progress, her Dad’s coping, and all the other stuff in between. Her humor in the midst of hardship is inspiring.
So, why this post? Michelle has written other posts that have been more moving, funnier, more honest, and more vulnerable, but after reading this post earlier today, I began to think “in letters”, i.e., “Dear Starbucks baristas, thank you for making us laugh this morning when we walked up, and remembering our drinks, even though we haven’t been to Starbucks in MONTHS!”, and “Dear Abbie, I love your strength and conviction.”, and “Dear 5:00, please hurry, so I can get home to my weekned.”
So, tonight while I was bottling and brewing my next batch of Kombucha, I was thinking how thankful I am for my Dad teaching me how to do this, this Kombucha Brewing Art, and I thought, “Dear Dad, thank you for sharing Kombucha with me and with Cheryl”, and THEN it hit me:
A new blog theme. One letter a day.
Coming soon to a blog near you. Mine.