Who doesn't like to be heard when something is on their mind?? Seamus listens to me, and considers my words. It's actually quite therapeutic to talk to him, since he does pay attention so well, and tilts his head at all the appropriate times.
"How did that make you feel?" "And then what happened??" "Do you want to throw the ball for me????!!!"
There's nothing like a warm spring Sunday afternoon, and a little time outside playing fetch to get the kinks out! Seamus and I play ball whenever he can convince me to take a break from my other work. And he's pretty convincing...! :-)
I'm a wife, a mother of grown children, and work full time as a nurse practitioner with cancer patients. My work is gratifying often, and difficult and sad sometimes, too.
I'm average and extraordinary, just as you are. I've experienced profound failures, significant disappointments, had a few successes, and been the recipient of a lot of mercy. I try to keep perspective on what's important in life, and not get too upset about the rest.
My Catholic faith is important to me, and while I'm no theologian, it's my intention that my faith inform my outlook and values, and inspire personal virtue. I love that God desires to reveal himself to us. I love the small hints, the little bread crumbs, the multiple clues, and the pieces of the puzzle that dot the created world and point to the hand of the Creator. I love that He uses beauty, art, science, all his creatures and the invisible realm of our heart and emotions to communicate His goodness to us. And I love that the fullness of his love can be seen in the sacrifice of his son, Jesus, which makes me free.