I only met Leslie briefly last summer, when she was in Colorado Springs for the Anselm Society, but even from that, and from being friends online for a brief time, I can see that she has been such a light and a joy. She has brought laughter and hope to the people around her, and I wanted to thank her for that. What a beautiful, grand calling that is, and how delightfully she has fulfilled it!
This tribute by Gianna Soderstrom is part of an “In Memoriam” series we are running this week for our dear friend Leslie Anne Bustard.
The featured image, “Summer Lilacs,” is courtesy of Lancia E. Smith and used with her glad permission for Cultivating.
Gianna is a mountain dweller but still at heart a Minnesota lakes girl. She is the giver of peanut butter sandwiches and abundant tickles to the two littles, and the owner of too many blue striped shirts. Adventure-hearted, but also a connoisseur of cozy, book-ish evenings, she is delighted by coffee and cocoa but, shockingly, not tea. She is an amateur wildflower naturalist, picker of wild raspberries, and sunset gazer, equally fascinated and challenged by the myriad ways that small and steady faithfulness transform a strange place into a home. She is a writer, dreamer, wife to Grant, mama to E1 and E2, and more than the sum of her parts, just like you. She writes here and everywhere else to mine hope out of our ordinary moments.
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