You know how sometimes you smile at someone and instantly want to get to know them. That was how I felt when I met Adele the first time. It wasn't until the next outing at BNG that I went over and sat with her and chatted. Now know that my fav band was playing in the background with her sweet husband singing, but we were lost in a conversation about relationships. I don't even remember how we got there but we both needed it We were discussing the differences between relationships between daddies and daughters and mommas and daughters and seemed to have similar experiences. 😉 The next thing I knew the band was taking a break and we had been sharing for over an hour. Adele was just so warm, insightful, and easy to talk to. We had many more of these chats, especially after her father's diagnosis and I eventually was able to meet him, too. My mind totally fails me on the name of "that" song she always danced to that Greg sings. Her and Brian would dance to this together and I loved watching it. Music brings Brian joy as he struggles with his dementia and it was so obvious how Adele found joy in swaying to the tunes of her man. The last time I saw Adele was at BNG. She was surrounded by family and just radiated joy at having been able to make it out that evening. She shared that it was quite an undertaking to make it happen but I've since learned she made lots of things happen! We talked about travel and future plans and that we'd like to pop over from TI to visit her at EI over the summer one day. When "that" song came on, I told Brian to hurry over and dance with her one more time. But as he moved towards her, he stopped. Adele was dancing for Greg and lost in that moment of intimacy at doing what she loved with the person she so loved. As I said to her family, that was a show of such strength, and determination, and love.❤️ And, at that moment, I truly could see that she had peace. I wish there was time for more conversations. I had so many more questions for her about her life's work with nutrition. Ironically, while looking for recipes to help Brian and myself, Adele's name came up and that led me to the cookbook she co-authored. It arrived last Tuesday and we used it for dinner Wednesday. So now we will work our way through those meal suggestions and think of Adele. May the peace, love and joy of Adele be with each of you!