Back in the Saddle Again

Please tell me it hasn’t been almost two months since my last post. Holy cow! All I can say is, I’ve been a little busy.

At the end is September, I flew up to Kelowna, British Columbia for my very first Ministers Gathering. It was incredible! Good friends, old and new, and some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen. I came home on a Thursday night (late), worked Friday for my colleague who worked Monday for me, and then started again the following Monday. It takes me a few days to recover from travel, and I didn’t have it.

In the middle of October I flew up to Seattle to officiate at the wedding of a wonderful young couple I’ve known for over three years now. The bride and her mom are part of my extended “family,” and now I welcome the groom! I had one day off that week, returning home to start another week!

October 27th was the fourth anniversary of my mother’s death, and I almost missed it this year. No, Mom, you will never be forgotten.

I’m getting back to the normal rhythm now. Several times I’ve thought of ideas to write about, and then I went to bed instead.

This evening I found out that one of my newer patients died earlier today. I’m so grateful that I followed my intuition and visited her last week, instead of today. I sensed that she was getting near to death, and was able to bless her and pray for her comfort and peace. This woman really touched me when I first met her in October. I will miss her, as will her family (of course) and the whole community where she lived. I will call her daughter tomorrow to offer my prayers and love.

Life is like that, isn’t it? Like a roller coaster, we can experience highs and lows in rapid succession. Sometimes life is spectacular and beautiful, and other times it’s hard to breathe.

I am grateful for the ability to feel all of my emotions. The sorrows and the joys of everyday life serve to remind me of the circle of life. I give thanks for those I have touched, as well as all of those people who have touched and affected me.

I do love my life.

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