I remember the first time I met Betty like it was yesterday, when in fact it was about 15 years ago. It was outside our sons' elementary school when we were picking them up from Kindergarten. Betty came right over to me and introduced herself.
I must admit, I was taken aback because that was something I would never have done and wasn't expecting. But, that's the way Betty is. I don't think she's "ever met a stranger" as my grandma would've said.
Now, don't get me wrong, Betty doesn't like everyone she meets but she's so open to meeting people that I believe her life, and mine by knowing her, is better for it.
If Betty had never introduced herself, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to take fencing lessons, laugh the whole time I was skiing (yes, the whole mountain heard us), or take part in a sweat lodge. I wouldn't have had the opportunity to know the people I have met through Betty.
Betty doesn't have a best friend -- she has best friends! Her generosity of spirit and wanting to know people is what draws us all to her. I have no doubt she will have a great adventure in Australia and come back with many stories of people she met over there. And I know she'll make new friends in Australia which will give her (and the rest of us) more adventures in the future. I'm hoping I can get in on the next one.
Thanks Betty for your friendship, your laughter, and your love.
I love you and wish you safe travels,
4 thoughts on “Thoughts from Mary”
Thank you Mary for giving me the night off and fodder for another blog.
Love you, Betty
Good job, Mary! Betty is indeed a beacon of light and love.
A beacon? People will think I am paying you.
A beacon? While I agree she does bring light into our lives, I can hear the comments to come for many a giggle 🙂 Thanks to all of you for the light you shine on me!