I spent the morning shopping with all the frantic people trying to get everything in on the last shopping weekend before Christmas. As always, this was the weekend that I started and finished all my shopping. Usually I get a little panicky and even a little faint feeling with the crowds. But that day was different; I was at peace.

I purchased a little Christmas decoration for Skip’s memorial bench. After I put it together and cleaned up some of the old stuff, I just sat there with the warmth of the sun coming down on me; the air was cool, and the view amazing. The sun was beginning to set, not quite dusk… I just sat there in peace.

I talked with Skip about what I got for the kids and I was fine, which almost came as a surprise to me. Then I remembered the verse that says…

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