Wednesday, January 2, 2008


One of the highlights from our recent Tour was being able to see my best friend (all the way from grammar school), Sr. Giovanna Marie. She is currently a novice with the Sisters of Life and, God-willing, will make her first vows this August.

Her younger sister got married this past weekend, and she was given permission to come and attend the wedding. What was so special is that she was asked to be Maid of Honor, and her sister picked navy blue bridesmaid dresses for the other girls, so there was some sweet color coordination going on.

Her family is like my second family and I was privledged to help with wedding errands and details. I also got more time than I expected to spend with Sr. Gia, which was definitely a blessing.

She glows with an inner joy and radiates that to all around her. You can see that she is truly where the Lord has called her to be. What a beautiful witness to the vocation of religious life.

We kept saying to each other how the other's living out of their vocation strengthened our own. We will be unable to attend her vows this August with the baby coming, but know that the Lord will provide innumerable graces needed to be spiritually present for the other.

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