The story I most want to tell right now is about how Jesus works in mysterious ways. I know that sounds really religious, and I'm not a very religious person, but I feel like I see the lord working more and more as I get older. And he's working personally more and more in my life. 

An example: my cat, Morty. Morty is about 16 years old now, which is insane because I don't have grandkids that are even that old yet. I think Jesus is keeping Morty alive. And I know that the last two statements must make me sound insane too, but I just think that as you get older, you start to see God taking more of an active role in your life. I wish I had known that when I was younger, but it was a nice surprise. 

As you know, I take your grandmother to church and back every weekend, and I see God acting in our lives too you know. Like how he took Barry from your grandma on Christmas morning, like he was calling one of his children home. It was odd, I think it was really odd, but that's the way things work. As an older person, I don't believe in coincidences, and I know your grandma doesn't either. That's how she' getting through things. As long as she thinks everything has a reason, it becomes digestible. If I had known that there aren't any coincidences when I was younger I think my life would have gone very differently. 
~Marina O'Connor