Sunday, July 31, 2016

I know it has been a while here, but things are going well.  It has been almost a year since I last posted.  Although I have several drafts of things over the last ten months, it turns out the final months of my treatment were the hardest to write about.  I am not going to go into that here, right now though.  I will come back and tell you about that time another day soon.

Today, I will tell you about what I did last week.  I stood up before the congregation of the church I attend, the First Unitarian Church of Providence, and I gave the morning talk.  This is how we do church during the summer at 1st UU.  We have members from our congregation talk about something they have experienced or know about.  I have been to many of these services in the past, but never did the talk myself.

I am not one for public speaking, it makes me very nervous.  I practiced, and practiced, so I managed to do it without stumbling.  I also found that wearing my reading glasses made it impossible to see anything clearly past what I was reading, so this lessoned my nervousness too. In the end, everything went just fine, and I was glad to be able to tell this story to the congregation.

Steve recorded it so I could share it with people here, but if you would prefer to read the text, it is beneath the video.

Thank you for allowing me to share this with you, and for supporting me through this journey.