Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I believe that...

                                             I have never been one to have faith.                                                                                                                                                                            I see myself as a recovering atheist and view my husband as a recovering catholic.  It seems that I had an aversion to anything organized and anything religious, for a very long time.  This included school and sports, pep rallies and games.  If it was organized you could find me at the exit sign. My mister, though rebellious at times still found himself at baseball practice and Sunday services.  He begged me for years to attend those Sunday services in one fashion or another.  I begged him not to.  For a short time we agreed to disagree.  He took the children and I went to the gym.  A woman passed him a note once, to encouraged his path as a single father and was no doubt looking for a response **wink wink.  And that was the end of that.


I have come a long way.  So has he.  We are now free to discuss our beliefs about this fantastic universe without constraint or confliction.  It is an amazing thing.  Together we have faith and for this I am truly grateful.

In the face of suffering I find myself resting in this feeling of faith.  Not in a blind way.  More in a hopeful way.  Hopeful for meaning, for peace, for compassion.

I know two things to be undoubtedly true,

life is extremely fragile and we are so much stronger than we know.



  1. I feel the exact same way! This is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing! xxx

  2. Gorgeous.

    Because Trev and I grew up very differently in regards to faith, not the core of it really, but denominationally speaking and in how we process issues of faith. And yet despite this, he's the only one I'm honest with about things. But that's how you come to a meeting place most organically, isn't it? By being honest--even if it's scary to them, or worse, to you! Just declaring where you are, where you think you'd like to go, what your struggles are and moving forward from there. Together.

    Love, love, loved this.

  3. Undoubtedly true!
    I found out that it is Nirvana day today ( 8th or the 15th Feb as it doesn't seem to be specific). This is when Buddha found complete peace, it also is the day he died....
    Knowing the fragility of life and unbounded strength we have is the reason peace, love and hope exists. X

  4. Thank you for sharing this over at my spot! Loved :D


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