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Difficult Goodbyes

For the past year or so, we have been checking in on our 95 year old neighbour Mrs. Solberg. We would make sure she would get home cooked meals a couple of times a week and bring her special meals on holidays. This past December her only son passed away and she and I sat in grief together as she shared fond memories.  No matter if your son is 4 1/2 years old or 60 something years old when they die, the natural order of life has been broken and the grief is so incredibly deep. 

When Covid-19 hit, I would call her for her list of groceries so I could pick them up for her. She would leave the cash for them in an envelope in her mailbox, always leaving a little note for Olivia, when I went to leave them on her front porch. We'd still bring her meals, but deliver them to her porch and wear a mask when we delivered it.  I would make sure to call her every couple of days to check on her and ask her questions about her life, her long career as a teacher, and so on. It was such a pleasure t…