I was inducted into the community on August 2, 2013. I received my habit, but not the veil. I also received the community cross, which I love. We celebrated by going out to dinner.
My Mum was here with me for a few days, to help me settle in and meet the community.
I struggle to wake up earlier than I am used too. The sisters do not let me work directly with the animals, because I have sensory issues and it takes me a while to get used to them. School starts on the 15th.
I love the community’s mission, but sometimes wonder if I can live on a farm. I am just not used to being so close to nature and sometimes insects come into my room too, and so do frogs.
I am really trying. I wish God would have chosen a different venue for me, with the same sisters and ministry, but I guess God knows what he is doing, and I have to place my trust in him.
I help out with what I can. I am still awaiting my schedule so my assigned duties become more clear to me.
I do miss family and friends and Canada.
I have a sense that God is calling me to abandon all my fears and just trust in him.
As the old hymn goes, “One day at a time Jesus, is all I am asking from you, help me today, show me the way, one day at a time.”