A beloved friend, Charles LaFond has been checking in on me this week.
He knows that I’m euthanizing my family dog, Shadow (shown above), on Saturday. Charles has deep affiliation for his dog, Kai — I know that Charles understands. He knows that this euthanizing will happen at my home. He knows that Shadow has been a great companion. Charles also knows that Shadow has become disoriented (his eyesight and hearing) in his old bones and 14 year-old body.
One of the things I appreciate with Charles is his deep soulfulness. He’s a priest, whose ministry is now focussed on supporting the homeless in New Mexico. I love his centered words that he shared with me this week, knowing that this moment is intricately linked to so much more.
“One step and one moment at a time. This moment. This moment. This moment.”
Thanks Charles. Good practice for much more than what is happening this week, yet feels so extra crystal clear in the day to day of this particular week.