Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"...If You Think You Love Him Now..."

Yesterday I had the honor of escorting my stepmother, Flo, as she ran some errands that needed to be done in prep for the funeral. I am surprised that I had never heard this story before, but knowing the person involved, I can believe this entirely!

Flo tells me that on her way to the wedding, an old family friend of my parents, from Dad's Railroading days was in the car with Flo as she headed to the church.

At some point in the journey, Flo reports that the friend, Lorraine Long , leaned over to her and gave her a piece of advice she had never before been given: "You think you love him now..." she said, leaning in conspiratorially, "...just you wait!"

Lorraine was just that way, she never was shy about sharing what was on her mind. And, being a long-time friend of my Dad and Mom, she certainly had the knowledge to know what Flo was getting into.

My step-mom related this story to me yesterday, as I said, and I could only respond in amazement. "I have never heard that story!"

"I've never told anyone that story, I don't think I ever told your father that story!" She replied. "But you know, Lorraine was right. I loved your dad more with each passing day!"

I asked if she would mind if I shared this in my week of dedications to my dad on the blog and she gave me her assent. I have to add nothing to this, but my opinion that Lorraine was a very wise woman.

Wherever you are today, I hope that your life is getting better with each passing day.

Don Bergquist - June 18, 2013 - Kensington, Minnesota, USA 

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