|Postulancy Shopping List! and Sister MG!|
Anyway, back to Cincinnati. I had a small breakdown yesterday in the Kroger in my hometown because they don't sell spreadable goat cheese, fresh pizza dough, or fresh guacamole. Yes, I know this is absurd and I am a brat, but Cincinnati spoiled me (and might have turned me into a bit of a snob) and I just wanted to make some recipes I made routinely the past two years. I realized later, that I really haven't "mourned" all the good and beautiful things I left behind in Cincinnati and it's all catching up with me now that life has slowed down enough for me to think about moving. It's not like I didn't want to live there any more, but saying Yes to the Lord and His plans for me meant saying No to continuing a fun life in Cinci. A religious vocation is a gift, and I am so thankful for this freely given gift and so excited to enter the convent, but that doesn't make the sacrifices any less difficult or painful. It makes them sweeter, knowing each sacrifice is like a flower in a beautiful bouquet I'm making to present to the Lord, but not easier.
|Taken a month after I moved to Cinci and the night I met one of my best Cinci buds! Hi Katie!|
|My humble abode|
I'm going back to Cinci this weekend to visit some friends. Honestly, I'm kind of nervous that going back will make having left in the first place even harder. I should probably avoid driving past my apartment. Too sad. Hah, see, I still call it my apartment. I can do all my favorite things while I'm there and see my dear friends...but Cincinnati isn't mine anymore.
|Last Sunday Mass, brunch, and farmers market with the Breakfast Club ;(|
Cincinnati, thanks for loving me so well the past two years and making it so hard to say goodbye. The past two years were an absolute gift and proof to me of God's providence, goodness, and mercy in tenderly arranging the details of my life, which he continues to do.
You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it.
|Overlooking the Motherhouse chapel and downtown Nashville |
from the dormitory where I'll be sleeping at the convent