Interrupted by God
In June 2018 Tracey Lind and Emily Ingalls told their respective stories to the clergy of the Diocese of Newark, where Tracey was ordained priest in 1987 and where she served until 2000. They were each passionate, articulate, courageous - and vulnerable. Their presentation opened hearts and minds in ways that were both unique and transforming.
I heard a very wise, broadly experienced, deeply spiritual and caring woman share openly how she came to terms with and is learning how to live with a terminal, scary brain disease, including loving herself as she is, opening herself to new and insightful gifts, and offering important ways that loving friends and care partners can be with her on this unexpected and wrenching journey.
It was an honor to listen to such a brave, dynamic, real person facing such uncertainties in a realistic, graceful and even grateful manner. WOW!
Thank you again, and again, for the wonderful talk at Kendal. I say wonderful because of your forthright honesty, your integrity, and your call to all of us to act lovingly in the face of dementia——and your charisma (and the grace of your calling).
What Tracey has accomplished has taken some of the fear out of the word Dementia.