There is one word that encompasses my reasons for being here at Holy Cross â€“ that word is â€œBalance”Â The last few years of my life have been like sitting on the low end of a see-saw, kind of stuck, not moving, just sitting there on the ground, not getting a chance to really enjoy the ride.
I came to Holy Cross to find â€œbalanceâ€.Â Now, I hover a little higher on the see-saw and sometimes I even get to soar to the top. I enjoy the sermons, the wonderful people, the parish itself, and its history.Â
Being here at Holy Cross helps me to unload the weekâ€™s trials, the past that still hovers, the pressures of life and to give myself this time to reflect and to find the balance I seek.Â
â€œI spent a long time trying to find my centerÂ until I looked closely one night and found it had wings and moved easily in the slightest breeze, so now I spend less time sitting and more time soaring.”
Holy Cross and the people Iâ€™ve met here at this parish have helped me rediscover those wings.
Note: Kathleen has been battling a rare form of cancer. Her courage and determination to give to others even as she works to heal herself has been an inspiration to all of us.