The first blogfriend I made was the one and only, truly original Bucky Four-eyes. It was love at first read, for me. I call her my blog Godmother, because in ways I can’t fully articulate, she (without knowing she was doing so) gave me the courage(?) to start blogging. And then it wasn’t too long before I learned she has a sister! A classy sister, Squirl. These talented, funny, smart, kind-hearted women adopted me and some other sisterless friends. And I love my adopted family.
For the past few days, Bucky and Squirl, and their brothers, have found themselves in a place that many of us find ourselves at some point in life, if we are blessed, as they have been, to have a loving parent who has lived a long life. Their mother is very ill. And they are at the point of gathering the family, and living moment to moment, and perhaps of being uncertain of what to even hope or pray for.
So, you sweet, generous people who find your way here. You know what to do. My gosh, how well I know that you all know what to do! Go give my girls some love. Pray for them, for their whole family. I humbly thank you.
I didn’t publish my Sunday Post this week with them in mind. But it surely is fitting. So I want to do something I don’t usually do, which is write out the text of the scripture I used. As I’ve explained before, I usually just put the scripture reference without writing out the verses, because I’m trying to be a manipulative bitch and force people to open their own Bibles. But I’ll do it for you this time:
“If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
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