My poor little blog has been ignored for some time now. It makes me a little sad to think how much I am not writing on it. I have stopped writing altogether in an attempt to weed something out of my “must do” mindset. In reality, I only enjoy doing the blog…it isn’t a must do. But, in leaving my blog I left my enjoyment. Oh the confusion!! :DSo what has been going on? So many things.I will start with a return to my monastery. I had not been there in two whole years and was blessed to be able to go back for three days! With my best monastery girl, no less!! And then an odd thing happened.
|St. Gertrude’s Guest House|
|Monastery in summer. Never was here at this time of year.|
It felt like the same place we went to as young adults some 28 years ago! A few changes here and there and missing some beloved people, yes. But the Spirit, the one that kept me returning, has come back. I am not sure why…but I will take it.
I will be returning again in November. Hopefully with a full crew. On another note, we started looking at colleges for my oldest. This was a little painful because of the clash of expectations but everyone will come around with time. I believe these kinds of things work themselves out and that with prayer she will be placed where she should be.
|This was the hands down winner for both teens UVM Burlington.|
Then there has been extended family time with my adored sisters and brothers and my mother. With my aunts and uncles. I am very fortunate to have such a large (and Thanks be To God), healthy family.So, it has been a wonderful summer for me. But in the backdrop is all of this madness. The children at the border, the injustice that surrounds that whole situation. The Israeli/ Palestinian craziness, ISIS and the Iraqi and Afghan refugees, Ebola, flooding, foolishness and the one that broke all of our hearts the other day, the suicide of Robin Williams. A person who poured himself out….and made us laugh or cry sometimes for days. A beautiful mind and heart. If I don’t focus on my own little world my anxiety would be off the charts as I ask, “So what do we do?” But in the back of my mind I keep hearing “My yolk is easy, my burden is light” I am not sure what I am suppose to glean from that in all of this…except maybe trust. Be not afraid…trust. So I try to, sometimes I do better than others. I will be back here now as my password seems to be working and so is my mind. I hope I hear from some of you, as I have missed your voices! Sending many blessings!!