Today was my first Sunday back to church in about a month.
Why a month, might you ask?
Well, it is simple.
A snow storm, an ice storm and what Patrick classified as one of the better excuses for missing church ever. I sent the reason to him in a text that went a little like this:
Stumbled upon someone trying to die. Had to help make them stop. Sorry I can’t be there.
Translation… I was on call.
I was hoping to make my way in after doing a quick round and then meeting up with staff/doing consults later in the day. But, my second to last patient of the day happened to be crashing before my very eyes. I may be on a consult service, but there is a human (and ethical and legal) obligation to help in that circumstance.
So, it has been about a month. Work and storms have stopped me. I did get to Christmas Eve church, but this was my first Sunday church.
It was nice to be back.
To learn and worship as a part of a community. To catch up with a couple people after the holidays.
Also, it is nice that I am really starting to think of it as community.
And in case you were wondering after this post, no baby announcement this week (a rarity).