Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This morning Angela and I had coffee -- probably our last before school is out for summer -- to catch up.

She brought with her a lovely vase that she designed, lettered and painted.

On one side is a photo of Steve, 2-year-old Katie, 6-year-old Cooper and me on Easter weekend in 2008. Steve had just finished radiation therapy and was still on chemotherapy.

On the other side is Micah 6:8, Steve's favorite Bible verse and the verse inscribed on his memorial bench at church.

I've already filled the vase with purple salvia cut from our front yard. (Steve and I planted the tall, cheerful perennials many springs ago.)

Eagle-eyed Katie discovered it within minutes of coming home from school. "It's gorgeous," she gushed.

It's true. Thank you, Angela!