Nitty Gritty Dirty Grief


Nonnie and Pops took a trip to France a couple weeks ago.

This is what they sent me:

From Notre Dame

The two candles in front are for Samantha and Jack….right by Mary holding Jesus. Pops has a way of doing these things on his own. He went and lit the candles and then told Nonnie in a quiet whisper.

“I lit candles for Jack and Samantha. They are the two in front.”

Nonnie looked over at the two perfect votives, the two tiny little flames in the church and started to cry.

“I ugly cried at the Notre Dame,” she told me.

As you know, I am a big fan of the ugly cry. “I can’t think of a better place,” I said.

“Me neither.”

They told me that they lit the country with candles in honor of Jack and Samantha……Jack and Samantha candles through the French country side.

Je t’aime.

2 thoughts on “Amour”

  1. That was beautiful! I love that you have someone to light the country side…for folks you love! Beautiful! I totally understand an ugly cry!Have a great Wednesday, Sarah


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