Forgive the piecemeal post, but the column I’d been hoping to share today is not yet online. Therefore, “plan b,” the scanned and cropped version, will have to do. The column fittingly speaks of love and Valentine’s Day. It also references this blog, Peace Garden Mama.
The columnist, Shirley Vogler Meister, hails from Indiana, where she’s one of several columnists who writes for “Faithful Lines,” a section of The Criterion newspaper serving the archdiocese of Indianapolis. I “met” Shirley quite a few years ago when I joined a writers’ listserv, and have been privileged to call her one of my faraway, online writer friends ever since. I really think of her as one of my many “other-mothers,” a fellow faith sister, mom and writer who serves as a sort of life mentor, and whose little notes of encouragement always seem to arrive at my email inbox precisely when I most need them (even when I didn’t know it beforehand). Aside from her column writing, she’s a published poet and all-around sweet lady. I hope you’ll enjoy Shirley’s words on love.
I’ll end with the other valentines that rounded out the collection bestowed on me by my children this weekend.
May love rule your today and tomorrow!