This has been a rough week. First, Susan Niebur, my friend and fellow DC-area blogger died on Monday. Her passing was not a surprise. She has been valiantly fighting cancer for the last 5 years and had not been doing well of late.
I’ve found that funerals are emotionally taxing, but they are cleansing as well. There’s nothing quite like sharing a good cry with family and friends, and friends who feel like family, because that’s what this group of Maryland-DC-Virginia bloggers is for me. I am so grateful to have them – and to have known Susan, who was and still is such a shining spirit.
I saw this sweet memorial at the school across from the church where Susan’s services were held on Wednesday. All week there has been a beautifully clear, bright, full moon in the night sky, surrounded by stars more vivid than normal for our metro area. I thought of Susan, our resident planetary scientist, every time I saw that moon and the stars this week, and I think I will always think of her when I see a full moon.
My friend, Amie (@mammaloves) took this beautiful photo of the moon – Susan’s moon.
Thank you, Amie. It’s gorgeous.
In other news, my health has taken a turn for the worse this week. I’ve had a cough now for nearly 5 weeks, I think (really, after 2 weeks it just seems like forever. I may have lost count). Now, I’ve got chest congestion and a fever and a racing heart to go with the cough. Oh, the joys of a warm winter?! Pray for me?
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