Every single day since Howard's death, I have been blessed by someone who has extended their condolences for my loss AND their fondness for Howard. This feels like more than just kind people with nice manners. It feels like the love that Howie shared everyday with people in everyday situations is coming back to comfort me.
Last night after coming home to a quiet house, I opened a package sent from a group of beautiful, loving, knitting Santa Barbara women. Women whom I've never met - knitted me the softest, warmest, most comforting prayer shawl ever. Because I am grieving these delightful women sat, prayed, knitted tangible love and shared that love with me. My Auntie Nancy, who is one of these knitters, shared the story of Howard with her gals and off they went with their loving knitting needles.
Because Howard shared so much with the community, because these women shared their blessings with me I now share the story of their kind words and deed with you. Please share a big chunk of yourself with someone when you see a need, because Howard would.