Thank you, Sylvie! All hugs are welcome and the verbal ones are just as nice as the physical ones. It helps that MOST of the time I am able to dwell on the ten years of unexpected joy instead of my present loss. I truly feel blessed to have known Geoff and had him to help me over some very large bumps in my life.
Geoff, When you were still planning on coming here last summer you said out of all the people you had heard about, you wanted to meet Jessie, but of course, that didn't happen. Now you have your chance...she is heading your way. Please be on the look-out for her and give her a big hug from me.
Geoff...I know that your desire to meet Jessie was based on all the raving I have done over the years. It was not a misplaced trust in my word. There was a memorial service this Monday evening at 6PM...and I KNEW her parents were wrong to predict about 300 people attending. I was correct...there were over 400 people there! I swear the church walls were bulging to fit everyone in!