Regulars will know that Kathy has often been found in the comments of Brutally Honest posts and will appreciate, as I certainly have, her insights. This week I learned that she was willing to move from commenter to guest blogger so I offered her the chance and lo and behold, she actually accepted.
So who is she? By way of introduction, I'll let you read her own words sent to me early this morning:
Not sure what to tell you about myself, but basically, God sent me to the desert of Alamogordo, NM about 8 months ago and it was one of those deals where you leave pretty much everything behind to start a new life. Not only to the desert, but to St. Jude's Parish in the desert, very appropriately. The people here have taken me in and my church family has had a huge amount to do with how well I am doing right now. I love everything about God and the Catholic Church, from the miniscule to the magnificent. I hate what we do to each other and to others on the outside.
I am in the process of divorcing my husband of 30 years and really just learning how to trust God, "dance with God", as one of my friends put it. I am struggling with a lot it, but I am also finding a lot of peace and joy in my life now.
I am a (young) grandma, a US Navy Veteran, 50% Polish, currently working in the medical transcription industry as the Director of Operations for a company out of Maryland, which is a job I work at home, believe it or not.
I have made a million mistakes in my life. I am a revert too, so not only putting on the scarlet D, but also wear the scarlet R (haha). I pretty much think Facebook is the modern-day Tower of Babel, but there are good things there too, I think necessary things. When I first started following blogs and then later using FB, I was living in rural Oklahoma, which has an extremely sparse and spread-out Catholic population. Oklahoma itself is only 9% Catholic and so on FB, I was able to find my people!! I tend to get wound up about things, good and bad, and that is when you have seen me probably cut loose more in making comments.
I have done a little blogging in the past for my medical transcription team, but it wasn't appropriate to really do Catholic subject matter (since I was the manager), even though most of the time, those were the things I really wanted to write about.
I hope that tells you some about me.
It most definitely does Kathy and allow me to be the first to welcome you to the blog and the first to say that I look forward to your posts.
So... post away!!