You know you are known when you can rhyme off connections with those in front of you.
I was leading a hymn sing at our local senior’s home yesterday, and mentioned that my mother had turned 87 a few weeks ago.
There in front of me was a friend of hers from the early 1950’s, who had worked with her at the hospital. To one side was another friend whose son was there with her.
As I continued throughout the room, there was a lady whom I had met over 40 years ago, whose husband’s and son’s funerals I had officiated. My pianist has been someone I have know for over 40 years.
Each time I mentioned a name, the activities director shook her head. Somehow I had just taken these things for granted – she hadn’t known!
You know you are known . . .