Dear St. Andrew’s family and friends,
When Canon Kristin was with us last Sunday, she reminded us that “Our time is short…..
These are definitely words we all have heard before, but for me they have really resonated this
week. We all have had those moments when our lives have been dramatically changed by an
event, a diagnosis or an unexpected blessing. These kinds of things move us to a realization of
how precious each day is and that indeed, our time is short.
We have plans and ideas about how our days will unfold, but all of that intention can be so
easily interrupted. Dave and I were walking down Seminary Street Monday, just before noon, to
meet someone for what we thought was going to be a delightful lunch on the patio at The Inn.
We never made it. An unexpected trip sent Dave to the ground and he got up with a badly
lacerated right hand and an index finger that was at a 90-degree angle. We spent the next ten
hours in emergency rooms trying to get the damage repaired and now he has a well bandaged
and protected right hand hook. As a person with right hand dominance this has now changed
his abilities to write, to eat, to get dressed and maneuver through his days. The surgeon said
patience and time will get him back to a better place, but these weeks will change what and
how we do so many things.
We are learning, once again, that we must cherish our minutes, to be flexible and to always know that we are not walking alone. The Lord is with us and the “short time” we have is indeed God’s gift. All will be well.