Lots of clicks here lately, so I guess I should bring this page current.
The father of five, my journey is one of many textures. I’ve wrestled with unhappy parents, seen the pain caused by alcoholism, and grieved over many life losses. I’ve had my faith tested and found worthy; been carried during many low times, and I praise my God every minute of every day. I’ve made more mistakes than anyone I know, yet I love this journey. St. Ignatius and C. S. Lewis have moved me deeper and deeper into Communion with my Savior.
As I told my group of kids I was directing in CCD (religious education) years ago, I walk on this earth as a real person, and with my normal, everyday life a witness that regular people can have a close relationship with Jesus. Christians feel lots of pain, just like everyone else, but ours is not pointless. When we stumble and fall on this journey, we grow from the bruises and pain. There is salvation and redemption as we embrace this life that is being directed for us.
I’ve practiced veterinary medicine for almost 30 years, and this love of animals, and the people who love them is my life’s vocation; as is my marriage, my children and my struggling to do what I know is right. Let’s pray for each other.
Many of you found me because of my other blog, where I began this writing stuff last year, as I hiked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago, struggling to make some sense of my darkest day, when I lost my 19 year-old son. I did emerge, with a bit more understanding of our God’s master plan. Much Love.
pray for me