Monday, December 26, 2005


I talked to Peggy yesterday, Christmas Day.

When she first came on the phone I said, Hi, This is Mary Louise.

She said, OK in a small voice.

I said, Merry Christmas, Peggy!

She didn't say anything and there was silence. I asked her if she wanted to talk to me. ( Big mistake, Ha).

She said No...... and hung up!

I had to laugh at her honesty. The honesty of a child.

Her husband called me back and said, let's try this again.

Peggy took the phone and I said, Peggy, you hung up on me! You could have hurt my feelings, you know!  She found that amusing and she started to laugh.

We laughed through the rest of the call over nothing.

What a beautiful Christmas gift.

The gift of laughter from my sister, Peggy!

Judy Meggers wrote............

My sister's love is very special.

One I'll treasure through the years.

We've played and laughed together and of times shed many tears.

But through life's maze of problems,

God placed a bond of love within

To unite our hearts in wisdom

Changing sisters into friends!

I Love You Today, Peggy!

Merry Christmas 2005.

Mary Louise


wendy4145 said...

Peggy did experience the JOY of Christmas!  And you got to share in it because you actually caused it for her.
You both caused it for eachother!
I'm glad her husband tried again!

Money can't buy the joy of laughter!
Merry Holidays!

siennastarr said...

The sound of her laughter must have made your day!!  I'm so happy that you were able to make that second attempt at talking with her! :)


sanforized6 said...

Everyone who reads this should thank you for making us appreciate what we have. rich

barbpinion said...

I can only imagine how great a blessing that was; one you'll no doubt never forget.
God bless you, dear one.

frankandmary said...

having her laugh for most of the call is a great gift. a gift shared with you. peace ~Mary

loisontheweb said...

I loved this entry!

I'm sure that you are keeping open some small trail of conscienceness inside her ...  You are the brave one to face possible discouragement each encounter ... She probably is not "suffering", but, peaceful and somewhat content with the status quo.

p.s.  I read your other journals, too.