I picked Simeon up at the vet last Tuesday morning after our trip to Boston. You know he really doesn’t seem to mind going to the boarders, sometimes we wonder if he thinks it is a big slumber party as he is always excited to go.

When they brought him out he did his normal happy dance and we headed for the vehicle, to the church, then home, but the joy seemed a bit short lived. At the house Tuesday evening he seemed a little down in the dumps, wouldn’t eat, just kind of moping around when he wasn’t curled up in his chair ignoring us. If I tried to get inside his head I would say that he was acting a little depressed, or maybe miffed at us for deserting him for ten days.

Wednesday he was back to his old self though, greeting us at the door, eating his food, singing his song when we came home from work. I wonder what had been going through his mind, separation anxiety, or maybe just getting even. Whatever it was I am glad it didn’t last too long.

Being disconnected from those we love can be a difficult journey at best. Those we care about and love need to hear from us now and then and we need to hear from them. It is part of what it means to be connected and in relationship. Take some time this week to give someone a call, drop by, send them an email, and let them know you are thinking of them and you love them; it may be just what they need to hear to bring a little life and love back into their journey.

It is one of the many ways we seek to be faithful to the Spirit and one another here at the Hill, where you are one of the family. Here where there is always an open door, a safe space, a warm welcome, and a place at the table.


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