after a beautiful day of sharing and diving into openness of it all, we had a little formal introduction with the sisters…just picture 3 23 year olds busting out a new york song and ending with do-re-mi from sound of music…basically, anything to get the sisters excited about what they would hear from us…we shared with them why we were here, and what really drew us to the program.
all in common, we had one thing that we strived for, and found: spirituality. it was something that was very unique to our program, and having this focus and having set this as our priority, really paved the way for each of us to end up here as missionaries with mother cabrini. i am inspired in that she was persistent in building orphanages where she went, and where she saw a need. it inspires me to go back to my desire to build an orphanage in the philippines. will it happen? i really hope so.
i had a conversation with my mom today and basically told her i would most likely be doing this for a while…and that was kind of a weird realization, a scary one, but also a good one. this feels great with my soul so far, so we shall see, but as you know, disponibilita (accent on the a!) is the way to go. it is the theme, and we’re stickin to it. be open, and go where God wants you to go.
are you sure you want to do this? an all too familiar question that i was asked multiple times on multiple occasions by multiple people. with that being said, my answer was Yes, and my answer IS Yes. i’m here, and i’ll probably be here for a while. i’ll leave it at that. 🙂