“When Life gives you lemons” was painted just after my youngest sister, Jennifer died just after Christmas. I was so frustrated by not being able to say goodbye as she slipped away so quickly in Argentina. The next-day burial robbed me of the chance to be there too. Losing a sister is like losing a hand. You have always just taken it for granted not realizing how much a part of you it really is.
Then life just continued to lob lemons in my direction. The really big one hit me in March when my husband Jim died. A few days before he died he announced one morning that he was dead. He insisted that I had died too, and a part of me truly did. When I asked him what it was like to die, he answered slowly, Glowing with glory,
“PER FEC TION!”