yay! our missionary triad is complete as of yesterday at 2pm. woohoo! straight up from st. louis, milwaukee, and orange county/los angeles, we will be serving as the cabrini mission corps. 🙂 woohoo!
yesterday was a whirlwind where we had some prayer time, got to visit my RA friends next door, and watch some friends episodes along with tristan and isolde. wow, that movie. how unfortunate. oh yeah, and we had some ice cream. i guess i should have saw the end coming, but i was still optimistic through the movie. shoot.
it is great to finally start orientation for the cabrini mission corps, because while RA training was fun…it was very much teaching based, and i need some more spirituality all up in here on the east coast. so with that being said, it is a good good start. the mother superior of the entire Cabrini order is coming today, and she has spent many a years in the philippines, so i’m very excited to meet her! woohooo!
it is really interesting to see how your surroundings will really shape who you are, what you do, and how you view things. i have been out here for almost 3 weeks now, and i have been wearing my old navy flip flops the entire time. there’s no pressure to wear matching outfits, no pressure to be all done up…it is living very simply, and so far, i am doing just fine. 🙂
the fruitfulness of my life here comes in the appreciation of the companionship of the sisters. i think i mentioned this, but the meals are the best parts of the day because i get to watch the sisters eat and take care of one another. it is one of the most precious things you will ever get to experience. 🙂 in my opinion at least. every time, i just get this, awwwwww moment, when i watch sister cleta walk with her walker or when i see sister adele wrap up some of her leftovers in saran wrap. ah so good.
so, so, so, so, good. difficult, at times, but good.
stepping forward, keep us from just singing, move us into action…