Loved the story, Jane. What if you read it to MIMI? Less than four months to go. She'll make it.
When Joseph and Mary bring Jesus to The Temple Symeon tells Mary (for whom, as you know, Mimi was named), "and a sword shall pierce your heart too." In this story, Jane, you made Mimi so vividly present that I could feel the sword she felt, and I felt the sword of missing her.