|Family dinner shortly before I was to |
return to New England.
Throughout my service, every time someone else has faced a family emergency, it has been an unwelcome reminder that life in America continues and life includes wonderful moments but also terrible ones.
For those of you who never had the opportunity to know my father, here are my words from his ceremony a few days ago:
|Playfulness and Wisdom Embodied|
Lesson One: To take the mundane or everyday and make is fantastical.
|Christmas Cookie Bonanza during my visit.|
Lesson Two: Taking care of ourselves and setting boundaries is critical.
Lesson Three: Sometimes you just need a better story.
Lesson Four: When we live in God’s will, He blesses us in unimaginable ways.
|A birthday dinner ten years ago.|