Tuesday, July 26, 2016


I've been missing my friend Sharon Kamerath lately.  I mean, I always miss Sharon, who passed away a few years ago.  But the last few days I've really, really, REALLY missed her.

Sharon had been ill for a long time and knew she was dying, which meant that she had time to arrange a few things--Sharon was a natural born arranger--and one of the things she did was to tell her family and friends that if they ever found a stray button, they'd know she'd been visiting.

Anyway.  I've found myself looking for buttons.  On the street.  In my car.  Around town.  I haven't found any.  Until I looked up just now and saw that vase full of button flowers my daughter-in-law Julie made for me.  It's just sitting there.  On my window sill.


Oh, Sharon.  Thanks for reminding me that sometimes the thing we're looking for is right in front of us.


shelley said...

What a beautiful post, Ann. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi said...

I love this. 💛

Lisa B. said...

so lovely. xo

Bonnie White said...

My brother-in-law told my sister he'd flit in now and then as a dragonfly. It's uncanny how many times she's spotted him. I loved this story Ann.

Jim said...

This is beautiful.

Sarah said...

I was not thrilled when she decided on buttons because they seemed so unlikely to find. But it turns out they are out there! And so is she.

Next time you miss her like that, let's go to lunch.