She was always there and then she wasn’t. I loved her cheerful, positive nature and she had the best hugs. I didn’t notice at first. People do take vacations, but finally after several weeks, I became concerned. I asked someone if they knew why we hadn’t seen her at church lately. They didn’t know, so we asked our pastor. He sorrowfully said she had decided not to attend anymore. He said it wasn’t anything she disagreed with doctrinally, but she wouldn’t say what the problem was. I tried to call her but it didn’t go through. I emailed her, but no answer. “Recall a happy memory and share it with someone who was there.” I need that matchstick suggestion this week. I’m not through trying to reach her yet. We’ve both attended the same church for many years. Maybe I can help her remember the good times.
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