Our family has been parishioners at St. Mary's since our oldest was born twenty years ago. Slowing down in 2020 helped me to realize how much I have always been comforted by nature. As a child I preferred to be outside running through forests or playing at a nearby beach. When my children were young we spent the best parts of our day outside at parks, zoos, nature centers, and beaches. 2020 has provided me lots of time outside reflecting in nature; walking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and sailing. I have rediscovered comfort in nature and I most definitely feel God's Presence when I am outside.
Love from my dog Murphy provides me comfort. He is a constant reminder of unconditional love.