While living in Virginia, I met wonderful people. One young woman and I hit it off immediately. Meeting her at the Y, we would sometimes meet and walk the hills of Rocky Mount early in the morning, chatting the entire time. Recently divorced and a mother of two, she and the kids came to our cook-outs. They felt like family.
Sometimes we would meet at a local restaurant for coffee before she had to pick-up the kids from school. Always trying to encourage and convince her to apply for a "better" job, I would conduct mock interviews with her as we sipped our coffee.
Then, the day came. Suiting her hours, close to home and the school, a job became available. It was as if her guardian angel was answering our prayers. She got the job and the following Christmas, her son, the youngest of the two children, picked out a pair of Disney purple and pink striped socks for "Miss JP," as he used to call me. They were from he and Katlyn and became one of my favorite things!
It was a sad morning. Saying good-bye is never easy.
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Sharing another piece of life with you and