Monday, October 6, 2008


Today is my 77th birthday. I can remember when I thought 25 was really, really old! I am creaky and achy, but inside, I am not old at all.

Today Dad went to the doctor we we saw x-rays of his broken leg. The doctor showed us that the leg is building new bone both inside the bone and to attach the split piece right back to the main bone. He still has several weeks to wait,but the improvement is greatly encouraging. I had another synvisc shot to help hold the cartilage in my knee. Later this week I will do the tooth thing.

I visited our priest today, for several reasons - we are beginning a page long bio of each member, with photo, to include what part being a Christian has played in their lives. It will be published in each month's Agnus Dei, (monthly newsletter).I will be writing this. I think it will bind us even more closely.

I also discussed with him the possibility of entering seminary in a distance learning situation leading to a degree and being ordained a deacon. We have two other people beginning this program in January and I am still not sure I need to do this to make my ministries more effective. Fr.Stan says it will mark me in the world and make me more of a witness. All this work will be done through a seminary in Little Rock, by email, conference calling, and hopefully not too much expense for classes. These are all things I need to check out. But I was amused at one of the requirements. They want a photo of the candidate's family - we have to be outdoors for one of these as there are so many of us. One from the ranch reunion would probably work. Father Stan was very encouraging to me and feels I will fit this ministry. If any of you have any input or strong feelings on this, I'd appreciate hearing from you.

Happy Birthday to me (and Sally Williams). 77 is a very good number.


Qualan said...

Just wanted you to know that I have been thinking of you and wishing you a Happy Birthday.

Take care.


Barbara said...

With good visits to the doctor and your minister it sounds like you had a good birthday! Double 7's is a momentous b-day number; very lucky. Love, Barbara

Mary Beth said...

Happy birthday! Happy maybe seminary! How wonderful!

love you

Valerie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Mary Jane!
Love, val