Our relationships with our parents are a mix of love and challenge. They teach us through example by what they do AND what by what they don’t do. As their children we are left to hold and examine the lessons of love and life that we are given. Using First Corinthians 13, the infamous verse that defines love, I will reflect on the lessons my own father taught me throughout his life as we celebrate Father’s Day.
Rev. Karon Sandberg is a hospice chaplain for Heartland Hospice. She finds great wisdom and joy in serving patients and families at end of life. She feels that they teach her how to live her life more fully. She was ordained by the Fox Valley UU Fellowship and serves them as a community minister. She has been married to her partner Joel for over 30 years. Their children live in Chicago where their daughter attends De Paul University and their son is a lawyer. Last summer Karon and Joel were finally empty nesters. They aren’t embarrassed to admit that they are learning to love it and are looking forward to this new stage of life.