Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Eve 2013

My favorite things - 2013

A poem posted in the RevGal blog site this morning (by revkarla):

In this morning

on the evening of the last night

of this calendar year

I pray…

to savor the day, I mean, really live it.

I will reflect upon the good, the bad, the ugly, the sad, the poignant and the glorious

of the past twelve months….

and give God thanksgiving and praise for this gift of my life, the fulness thereof, 

And then I pray to move on,

and move into whatever is next

with courage, spirit, adventure and love…

for the moments we really have

are the ones we are living now. 


2013 was filled with so many blessings.  Three (former) members of Grace church were all ordained to the transitional diaconate on June 29th at Trinity Cathedral. On June 30th they were all at Grace church as ordained clergy.  Each one had a unique path to ordination with a variety of challenges along the way. Each felt a strong call to the priesthood fueled by a tug deep in their soul. Each one is amazing and talented and thoughtful and brilliant.

We went to New York in February and were able to have a rare family gathering with the Sabino family. We skated in Central Park, visited old friends, Rob played a gig with his old band, Chic, and went St. John the Divine cathedral.