Grief is the deepest emotion I have ever felt; a combination of devastation, despair, powerlessness, and existential fear. But it was not all bad, for in that dark time I still found moments of light: the beautiful memories that remained of her life. I wanted to hold the memories. I wanted to touch them. I wanted them to materialize.
I was overcome with an immeasurable desire to tell and retell to everyone who would listen about every moment I could remember spending with her. I saw this happening to our family and friends. We desperately needed to keep her memories alive. Memories were all we had left of her.
But I encountered a conundrum that many others did not. I realized that much of what we were sharing as memories had probably never happened. They were imaginative figments placed on the ephemeral pages of the interweb. But during the summer, a SPARK of light appeared. It was MARVELOUS!
I think McGuffy’s Reader‘s Sparks idea is fabulishious!
When I knew that Queen Penelope’s days were numbered, we shared a daily gift. I have asked her if she will share a weekly SPARK with you and she has agreed. Look for Nellie’s Sparks on Marvelous is Marvelous, starting next Monday!
Today I leave you with one of her previous gifts!