Grace Notes

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in New | 2 comments

My Uncle Bill and I shared a birthday, January 22nd.  As a child, we celebrated that day with tongue-in-cheek novelty.


I grew up and he grew old.

On New Year’s morning, Uncle Bill joined saints and angels in Heaven.

His daughters’ are sifting through his carefully logged writings as we prepare to honor his life.  Among the archives of thoughts, poems and lifetime musings, a letter written to me rose to the surface.  My cousin, Kathie sent it to me.  It arrived moments after I climbed down from the 3rd floor open loft where MP and I shove stuff— stuff which requires a legion of angels to pry open—and one willing ‘mommy’ to enter, ask, and receive the footnote of Grace, as it is written.

Uncle Bill sent this grace-filled note of comfort shortly after my 45th birthday.

Letter to Peggy from Uncle Bill

Indeed, I have not grieved, wept, prayed, or suffered alone.

Hallowed be thy name.

Happy Birthday to us, Uncle Bill.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥





  1. 1-22-2014

    Sounds like your Uncle Bill was quite the man! How special that you shared a birthday and what a special keepsake to have his note filled with wisdom and compassion in such a few, simple words. You, my friend, are blessed.

  2. 1-22-2014

    Your Uncle Bill’s sweet letter brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat! How lucky you are to have this treasure! He sure understood what was important in life! Happy Birthday again to you Peg and to your Uncle Bill!

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