Be Not Afraid

During the hustle of getting dinner on the table one August day in 2001 in Virginia, my Aunt Mary was following us, “the kids” around, handing each of us this little tribute to “HOPE”.   As usual, I thought she was funny….doing something that was a little out of the ordinary.  I admired her for that.   She wrote all of these out individually, decorated them with a little color, added her initials, and wouldn’t take “no thanks” for an answer.   We didn’t even try to decline this special handmade gift.

So, I politely took it from her and brought it home.

Three weeks later, 9/11 happened.  Her message for Hope was now crystal clear.  I covered the message in clear contact paper, and hung it on the fridge.  It’s been there for 11 years.

It’s a constant reminder of the Supernatural Virtue of HOPE; and a very special Aunt.

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4 Responses to Be Not Afraid

  1. jackie says:

    I think the word “Hope” is one of the most beautiful words we can all hear! What a wonderful message.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great gift! Sharing it here is our gift. And so it goes…

  3. Margi Fiore says:

    Diane, I remember this. I don’t know where mine is, but thanks so much for the reminder. She was a special lady.
    Looking forward to reading more on your blog!

  4. Diane Fiore says:

    Margi, It was a memorable day, for many reasons. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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