"DANCING OR ????"
(Alky-Seltzer & PG)
I was very anxious that with my daughter here, I wouldn't find the time to blog. It also turned out my brother and his wife were coming for the day today. I haven't seen them in five years. I felt pressure. I felt overwhelmed with cleaning, preparing, and planning. I hate feeling that way.
My solution was to give myself "breathing room". By letting you know that I would be gone and why, I gave myself permission to not worry about whether I would have time to blog.
Now, I feel calmer. My daughter is here, my brother and his wife have come and gone. I can go ahead and blog. I know I will miss you all too much to stay away. Turns out when you spend all day with someone, there is usually time when everyone can use some alone time. Right now is that time. She's busy looking for jobs on-line and I'm talking to you.
When I had training with the hospital chaplain, he told me pastoral care involved three ministries. The first one he discussed was the "ministry of presence" - being fully present with someone. That's what my daughter came home for - to be in the presence of people who love, accept, and encourage her. And that's what is happening.
I know there was some commenting going on re: Alky-Seltzer's comment on my last blog and other comments in response. They made me smile and laugh. That's always a good thing - smiling and laughing. I need more of that - we can all use more of that.
So, in the spirit of smiling and laughing, I ask you to decide whether the two in the picture above are dancing or ???? :)