Later today I will take my son to see a chiropractor. I had an appointment last week for an adjustment and a massage but I was too sick to go. And, since I just saw the acupuncturist I will reschedule the chiropractor and massage therapist appointment for next week. My son has some chronic aches and pains which need to be addressed, I hope this chiropractor is good for him.
I feel blessed that I have found some really excellent health care in Dearborn. Each of the practitioners I have found thus far have been excellent. That says a lot, and I feel blessed!
This weekend I am preparing to bless the animals at the annual Feast of St. Francis and pet blessing. I have done these services a number of ways: as a special service in church on a Sat. around the beginning of Oct. I have had the pets in worship on Sunday morning - that's fun! And I have done pet blessings at a special service on Sunday afternoon, outside. Each has their advantage and potential complications. But always it is fun to have the animals come to church - to remind us what a blessing they are in our lives.
I have three dogs and two cats. It's a little crazy. Each one has their own distinct personality. One dog is really old. One cat is even older. We've had both of these older ones since I was in seminary fifteen years ago. These animals are a blessing indeed.
Life is a cycle of joy and sorrow, health and illness, trauma and gift - all bundled up in one. I never know what any one day will bring.
Blessings come and blessings go and blessings come again.