Last Saturday, my dear friend and former workmate, Elaine Martin, invited me to Fairfield to her sister, Janelle's bridal shower. I was delighted to see her again as she is like family to me. Since our job ended seventeen months ago, I don't see nearly enough of her although we do have lunch together from time to time. Elaine and I always introduce ourselves as sisters when we meet new people. Sometimes they are a bit taken aback as she is African American and I, of course, am Caucasian. As is often the case at functions I attend with Elaine, I was the only Caucasian present. I never feel uncomfortable because I am always made to feel like part of the family and I feel welcome.
Anyway, it was a lovely shower except for the heat in Fairfield. My heart, however, was totally captured by a sweet baby girl, the daughter of one of Elaine's friends, also an RN, who works, occasionally, in the ER at San Francisco General. I guess having three sons makes me melt whenever I see a sweet little girl. I hope I have one in the family someday soon!!