I am child of God, father and mother. I am complex becoming simpler. I am seeker and late bloomer. I am writer, explorer, wonderer, marveler at God’s immaculate intricacy. I am a student of life and a practitioner of love.
I am catholic that is universal, and Catholic that is one, holy, and apostolic.
I am an artichoke and an ancient oak. I am prickly and thorny, sinful and worldly. I am expansive and tender, mossy and majestic.
I am blessed beyond measure as wife, mother, daughter, sister, in-law, friend.
I love children, animals, nature, and people, often in that order.
I pray for a pure heart from which to love and embrace all of humanity and each individual human.
I believe in the communion of saints, that is, every life who has ever touched mine and every life I have ever touched is eternally a part of me and I them. I carry in my heart at all times all the souls of those I have met and know, and I love them through Him, with Him, and in Him.