Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Winding down

Today. Nothing really exciting. I cleaned the car. Trimmed down some more because I keep thinking I'm bringing too much. Though I have 2 suitcases of books! I'm such a Dominican. ;)

Relaxing now with SC's girls watching Despicable Me. It's such a cute movie.

I am so grateful that through God, I am re-entering tomorrow. :D

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

So....

So....I got a tattoo. One of my friends said I only live once. I prayed about it and decided to get one.


NOT!!!! :)
GOTCHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did NOT get a tattoo today.  I took a picture of my friends' tattoo and posed it as mine...if it was a REAL one, the skin would be red around the edges...and there's no way that my skin color is that light!

Thanks for the laughs.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Thank You

Thank you for all of the lovely comments these last few years that ya'll have posted.
I'm turning off comments tonight.  I don't know if I'll have access again.
I'll continue to blog until Thursday.

You can write me at the monastery if you wish.  I can't guarantee a response.  You can find the sisters' mailing address under the contact tab of the monastery website: http://www.nunsopsummit.org/  Address it to Sr. Deepa.
Please know that you all are in my prayer book, some of you by name!

Travel Day

It was hard leaving today. I took in all the smells in the morning. Coffee brewing.

A 12 hour drive included 4 pit stops. :)
And driving thru the Baltimore Harbor tunnel was awesome.
Because it means I'm about 3 hours from home!!!!

A few pictures from today. I did NOT take my eyes off the road while taking pictures. And yet there is an awesome shot of the Baltimore Harbor tunnel!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Chained to the Eucharist and Mary

I am so blessed to have been in GA for four years.
Our Sweet Lord's plan has always been best!
I am content. At peace within myself. And So Full of Joy!!

I am in awe of the outpouring of Love. The people in my life show me Christ's Love thru their witness and action.

I moved out of AR's house today. The car is full. Some of it is going to SC's house. And the rest is coming with me.

Tonight is a GNO and sleepover with LF. Sunday: Fuddrucker's stop by and say hi. And one last family dinner.
Monday: 12 hours of driving, and it looks like its going to rain all day. Boo. Maybe I can drive out of it and beat it to MD. Hopefully I will arrive in MD by dinner time.
Tuesday and Wednesday: spending it with friends in MD.

And then Thursday. :D

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Freestylin' Butterfly song for me

One of my seniors wrote me a song.



My favorite line: "Now she's going back, Satan take that!"

Here are the lyrics:

let's take a look at my youth minister
4 years counting, and I love her like a sister
June 11, to New Jersey.
No, she didn't rehearse this.
Back to Summit to be a nun, say what?
Yeah, 2nd time not first. Bc her soul thirsts.
Taking the leap, but not blind.
She's set her mind.
Living her vocation, through separation.
His plans not hers, but she's been following His voice.
Let's go back to a time when she was 17 and in life teen.
Spending her days by the tabernacle, like she's restrained and shackled.
But she was not penalized, she understood the sacrifice.
Her love for Him radiated, and so a journey was initiated.
She was told she should be a sister, what? uh uh mister.
You should try it out, it won't be a bummer. Sure sure she responded next summer.
Asked to go to a nun run, but turned it down. She was completely frozen.
But asked Jesus why, if she loved boys and made too much noise.
Got Asked again, but booked her schedule. which was a bit ridicule. But God had her sched cleared, since she wasn't being sincere.
Father had it all paid, so she went with the parade.
Came back on fire, Yeah, she was a little lighter.
Deciding where to enter, feeling desire to be a teacher.
She found a blog of cloistered nuns, but couldn't understand the idea of being secluded.
She was denied a teacher, her chance was ruined.
But the cloistered had perpetual rosary and perpetual adoration
She made no hesitations, she emailed a sister and they couldn't resist her.
Our Deepa was now a Dominican, but something was sunken. It was dark and she was alone. She had to make a hard decision, you know.
Back into the world, 2008. It was now too late. She ended up at Saint Thomas, Yeah she totally lost it.
Made new friends, impacted lives, but there's one special little butterfly.
& Butterfly says: I'll miss you and i'll love you, thanks for praying for me. But I see it's time for you to leave. We've laughed and we've cried. Our times were never dry. You've helped me grow bc I never get to low. You truly are an inspiration, such a wonderful sensation to have met you. God put us together for a reason. We're such alike, just like twins. I'll never forget Ikea days, and calling AAA. The chance to explore vocations and take me east of the nation. Retreats, lifenights and conventions. Chinese food, snowball and Fro-yo spoons. Sushi, baking and icecream. *swoon*
Now shes going back, satan take that.
Living her life for Jesus, in the Eucharist she sees us.
We love you sista & we'll always be with yah.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On Pentecost, we had a Summer Sunday - we play games or watch a movie. Because the evening Spanish Mass was at another location, we played hide 'n' seek.
A few of us crawled under the stage. It was completely safe. And bonus, an awesome place to hide.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Well, then. JMJ, pray for us.

I have experienced a flood of Love!
Jesus has me right where He wants me.
I brought Snowball to CarMax on Thursday, and they offered $4,000. Not what I was expecting. But a decent offer. Just enough to pay off the car loan. So, I'm taking it back this week to accept their offer.

And, through generous people, I'm entering.
Praise God and Hallelujah!
The Life Teen going-away partay was tonight, and I loved every minute. My teens are amazing people! I am so privileged to be a part of their lives and to watch them mature into young adults. I am going to miss them tons. God has been so good to me!!!

Off to bed. Last dentist appointment in the morning. :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

10,000 Reasons and Where I Belong

There are two worship songs in my head right now.
 First:
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman



Second:
Where I Belong by Building 429