Blessings on my friend Lisa who drove me to the airport shuttle. Blessings on the hospice facilities coordinator Arlene who met my mom and me at the place where my mom is staying during the respite. Blessings on our hospice nurse Julie who made the respite happen and on nurse Wendy at the place who was the first of several friendly faces there. Blessings on the volunteer Sylvia who took the time to meet my mom. Blessings on my friends Sasha and Carol who will probably visit my mom while I am away. And blessings on them again if they bring her wine (it's allowed.) Blessings on Dan Paik who delivered me out of hell and talked to me everyday about tai chi which led me to T'ai Chi Chih which led me to Lisa who led me to Pete. And while we're at it blessings on my divorce and the man who left me because he left me with wonderful children and because that led me to Dan who loved me with great abandon and told me over and over right here right now. And blessings on the boyfriend before the husband who didn't want to marry me ( though I can't quite bless the loss of our son) and because of that I married the husband who left me. Blessings on my mom who needs my care and thereby also played her role in my connection with Pete. Blessings on Pete who loves me now.