A sister duo enjoying a day together at the fair stopped to say hello and learn more about my book. They might of stopped to learn more about Heidi, her case, and my story yet they encouraged and inspired me. The woman wearing the black shirt is named Joan. Joan lost her son and published a book about her journey.
The thing about pain is regardless of the years in between, your faith in God, or how you experienced the loss...there is a distant look in the eyes. Joan (or myself) are no different. As she talked about her son and the book she wrote, I recognized the sadness staring at me yet at the same time, there was hope and life.
An eternal hope is so much stronger than a wish or dream. I haven't read Joan's book yet but have it saved in my "wish list" on Amazon.
Our conversation was short and sweet. Her joy and love for her son and God, encouraging. The connection, eternal.
For more information about the market and its vendors this week,
contact Debbie Allen at the Town Hall, (315)963-3900.
She is always looking for new and more vendors.
Tonight in addition to fresh produce and myself,
you can enjoy a night of "home parties" without cleaning your house!
Stop to say hi, buy some produce or a book, and have fun enjoying our community!