Ten years ago, I was standing on a threshold, with immense grief on one side and tremendous possibilities on the other. With the sudden death of my husband in 2009, and years later, my son’s college graduation, the major roles in my life as wife and mother changed. I had been a freelance writer and editor working from home for many years, until I found myself in a very “unsettled” place, one that led me to listen more deeply within myself.
As I listened, I discovered I was being led to move to El Paso, at the U.S.-Mexico border, to accompany migrants and refugees. It has been a fulfilling and humbling experience. Here I am learning to open my heart wider, take more risks, and be more vulnerable and compassionate. I’ve discovered that what really matters is that I follow my heart in this stage of my journey. That I listen to my inner being, to the Divine within, and serve a loving God.
That’s what this blog is for — my journey forward as I listen to my heart, step into the unknown, and trust, one little step at a time, and in the process, bring compassion and dignity to the people I accompany. Thank you for joining me.