190 Days Later: Life’s Abloom

 

Looking back to the 21st of January, I cannot recall if I ever made any predictions as to how this year would turn out to be. Yet, grateful I am that 190 days later, I find my life abloom with dreams I’ve nurtured deep in my heart, bearing fruits much more than I expected. With more faith, confidence and courage, I trek on headlong to the path that awaits me.

“Your mind is like a garden. Tend it well by filling it with positive, encouraging, faith-building thoughts throughout the day.” – Maria Fontaine

Indeed!

                      Daily Prompt: 190 Days Later

 

Encouragement

 

A pat on the back and a sympathetic ear are valuable gifts you can give to those you work and live with. Times of crisis only increase their value.” — Maria Fontaine

Thanks everyone

I have been very happy today because I have received many best wishes as well as many heart to heart fondness from you. Thank you so much for all what you have done for me. May God bless you to have a good sleep and sweet dreams.

My Special Birthday

In my Convent, we never celebrate our birthdays, we only celebrate our baptism. Nonetheless, since I go to school again, my teacher and my classmates celebrate with me. Thus, every year on my birthday, I always thank God for having created me in the world. This year, my birthday is very special because it is also Happy Father’s Day.

On Father’s Day, I give time to think about my father more and sometimes I phone to say happy father’s Day to him. I miss my father very much. My father always loves me. He usually does all things for me, even now that am already a nun. Every time my superior allows me to visit my family, he always cooks many things for me as well as prepares the bed for me to sleep well. Furthermore, he drives me to travel as well as visits our relative. Until now, I live very far from him but he always telephones to ask me only two question, “How are you?” and “How do you live?” These two questions he repeats every week when he talks with me. He always encourages me to learn and reminds me to live well with everyone. I try to live by his words every day.

Maybe on my birthday of this year, nobody will celebrate with me because I just moved to a new school, but I feel glad about it because I will pray for my father and myself more and more. Indeed, I am enjoying this occasion. I would like to express my deep gratitude to him for all what he has done for me on my birthday. I want to say, “Father, I love you!”

 

Note:  A composition written for this blog (in its early days) by my Vietnamese student (Sr. Van) to whom I shall always be grateful.

MERCEDARIAN SISTER OF CHARITY

 

I, A SISTER OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE MERCEDARIANS OF CHARITY, FREELY ANSWER THE CALL THAT THE FATHER HAS MADE TO ME IN CHRIST, AND MOVED BY THE STRENGTH OF THE SPIRIT, I LIVE CONSECRATED TO GOD IN THE CHURCH.