Jonathan and Rosie are getting married. They’ve been together for about sixteen years. When Jon and I had lunch a few weeks ago, and he told me about their decision, I looked across the table and said, “So, what’s the hurry?”
He knows my sense of humor, but I caught him off guard. We smiled and I offered the kind of congratulations that were in order.
We’re delighted with their decision. The wedding ceremony will take place here at the church on September 30. My daughter Sue’s wedding was held here, on a sunny September day twenty-one years earlier. September is a good wedding month.
June is graduation month. Alex will graduate from high school on June 4, and I’ve made arrangements to be with my grandson as he takes this next step. Sue says Alex minimizes the importance of the occasion, but she says, “It’s a big deal to me!” It’s a big deal to me, too.
It seems like only yesterday, as they say. And it seems like I’m using that phrase a lot lately.
Sue is doing well following her surgery at the end of March, but she’s still dealing with the recovery period—it’s as slow as they predicted it would be. It takes time to be completely back to your old self after a hysterectomy.
Last week I had lunch with Barbara Fast to talk about her call to the Westminster Unitarian Church in East Greenwich, RI. Barbara is excited, to say the least, and I’m glad to be able to share the excitement – and to continue to work together as colleagues — working together in a new ways. Her call to E. Greenwich feels a bit like a graduation.
Life just keeps unfolding: graduations; weddings; birthdays; work changes, surgeries and so forth. Buckminster Fuller said, “I think I’m a verb!” He also quipped, “The earth is like a spaceship that didn’t come with an operating manual.” We have to figure things out as we go; that’s how we grow!
A week from Sunday we’ll make our annual change in meeting times – we’ll begin the summer schedule with just one Sunday service at 10 a.m.
I look forward to seeing you soon. If, by chance, we don’t see one another soon, let me know how things are going with you.