was a 60-year-old women, but a 39-year-old mother. Her obituary
will someday say
says she is survived by two children: a son, a daughter. It
says she is survived by a husband, who loves
With four brothers and one sister, with dozens of houses in dozens of places she once called home, with friends she
knew for more than 40 years, it
says her life was full.
was a songwriter, a guitar player, a musician—with slender fingers and chewed-off nails and thin calluses since she
didn't play enough to build up those thick finger-pads with comma-shaped indents on each tip. When she sings
sang her voice lifts
lifted above her strumming guitar to sing of her darkness and of her Maker's loving kindness.