Other times this friend is the first person to know when we've had bad news, or when we need someone to watch the kids in an emergency. I know she is our guardian angel now, and is keeping us in her precious sight, loving and guiding us through our lives.
She has always been one of my biggest supporters. She washed dishes, clothes and diapers in the only sink available and hung them to dry right there in the room.
I guess that was the beginning of my Art career. She has strength in body, mind, and spirit for both of us.
Like so many other wives and mothers of the era she persevered. We would crumble it into the bottom of a glass, add skim milk and there was nothing better!