|Patti, Cindy and me!|
But other times, we wrote letters, shared photos and even made special trips, just to reconnect. Life wasn't always as easy as it is now, to connect; it took effort and money. Long distance calling was expensive and letter writing took time! lol
During the past forty years, I have shared my life with two of these women on a fairly regular basis, and even more so during the past twenty years. Patti lives in Wisconsin and Cindy lives in Colorado. I am sure that Patti feels as though she knows Cindy, and Cindy feels as though she knows Patti, as they have a common denominator; me!
Oddly enough, Patti also had a Cindy. We always laughed about the fact that we each had our very own Cindy!
We just loved sharing Patti stories and marveled at just how much we really already knew about each other. It was a precious time and one that I will always cherish, and be grateful for.
Cindy was so cute, she kept walking back and asking if I was alright! I will never forget that kindness and understanding.
Oh, how she wished me Happy 60th and so prayed that she would also make it to her 60th birthday next month; she did not, and I am just so sad.
To add insult to injury, my Cindy is currently undergoing treatment for Stage 3 cancer. Another shot to the heart; I mean what are the odds?
She is through her first week of treatment, with four more weeks to go. I remain optimistic and am just viewing this as a bump in the road. I know that we will be traipsing all over Europe again, someday soon.
|me and my Cindy|
Life is certainly an ever-changing force. Something that we should never take for granted, as we never know what is lurking right around the corner.
Make time for what is truly important; you may not ever get a second chance.
Fly high, Patti's Cindy; you will be remembered and missed.
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