Before the sun even rose today, my sister texted me a Bible passage as I was preparing for the day. What a thoughtful, sisterly thing to do during this week that hasn't had very much to be thankful for. It is something one gets used to, having someone always live through the year before you so one can kind of think: this is how it is to be this or that age. Now our ages have kind of evened out, but she still goes through things before me: first child married, first grandchild, and many other experiences. It is comforting to know that we will most likely end our days as we began them: saying our prayers together. Lovely thought.