Mary Lee Thornton is a Facebook friend. An interior designer by profession. Georgia is her home. Grandmother to multiple bundles of joy. We have been friends for a couple of years. My dear friend was sick, very sick. Our contact was limited to mundane things. Never anything too deep and limited to mundane things. Neither of us wanted to go the deep side. Her Yorkie got lost and the internet lit up helping find it. She never complained about anything except that she would miss her grandbabies growing up. Doctors told her her time was up. She laughed and went upon her way for about three more years. She fought a good fight. She just wanted to breathe the same air her grandchildren breathed.
I often wondered about my emotional attachment to Mary. I’d worry about. Then came months of silence. Of course I knew she was busy fighting harder.
Then suddenly the message arrived that my dear Mary had skipped away from her life. Some people are love magnets. Mary was and is one of them. I wish her a safe journey and hope that somehow we will meet again. Godspeed Mary.