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I am a Hopeful Bride of Christ and I long for the day I can dedicate all of my life to Him. I have been actively discerning religious life for about 4 years now and I have been accepted to enter the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church. I hope to begin formation soon and beg your prayers that my student loans do not keep me from entering. With your help and prayers I hope that my entrance to the SMMC will soon be reality. Rest assured that you are all in my thoughts and prayers - most especially those young men and women discerning their vocations, whether to the religious life, priesthood or married life. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I continue this journey toward Him.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

God's Faithfulness

Some of you may be aware that I was visiting my sisters this week (pictures to come)  I have been so excited about this trip that I packed almost a week early.   I barely slept last night due to the fact that I had to travel 3 hours to get to my flight.  By the time I made it to the first leg of the trip I was already tired and in bad need of some sleep.  I was very glad when we landed in Atlanta and I realized that I did not have as long a layover as I thought.  Barely awake I dragged myself to the gate where the second leg of the trip would begin only to realize that I did not have my purse with me.  I tried not to panic and I started retracing my steps in an effort to find my purse before my next flight.  I located a TSA agent who sadly was not able to give me much reassurance, when I told her that I thought my bag was left on the train she said that it may get treated as a bomb and destroyed, now at this point I was internally repeating "Don't panic" over and over.  Nevertheless, she suggested trying to go back to the plane that I had just left and from there to try the train.

On my way back to the gate, I managed to locate a Delta agent who was kind enough to take me on the plane but sadly my purse was not on my seat.  Panicked, I started to feel light headed and before I knew it tears were coming fast.  That bag had everything (wallet, ID, Debit card, prayer books, checkbook, boarding pass, my glasses and everything else girls usually stuff down their bags)  Walking back from the plane, I quickly said a prayer to St. Anthony asking for his help and asked God to help me find the bag.  Long story short I had left the bag on the train and it went around a few times (without being stolen or anything!) until finally someone noticed it and turned it in.  To make things even better, the agent to whom it was turned in made sure to book me on the next flight (I had missed the flight while trying to find my purse) at no charge to myself.

I know it was not a coincidence that my bag was found with everything in it.  I know very well it was not a coincidence that the agents were kind enough to spend almost an hour with me trying to track down the bag and then to even go as far as to rebook my flight.  God's hand was definitely in this and it was a quick reminder that He will always be faithful.  Lately I have been struggling to be faithful to the Lord and I find myself constantly asking Him to help me grow in faith.  I thought this was a wonderful birthday present (my birthday is tomorrow) and a wonderful reminder of His infinite goodness.  Isn't it wonderful how He always seems to work little miracles just when we need them?  We are so loved :)

I wish you all a Happy feast day of St. Gabriel tomorrow (Old Calendar) and continued blessings this Lenten season.


  1. how wonderful! and happy birthday too! :) May god bless your visit to your sisters.

    and please don't forget the pictures!

  2. Thanks for the birthday wishes :) I definitely won't forget. I will try to take as many pics as possible. Good luck on your visit with the friars, you will be in my prayers.

  3. Thank you for sharing that awesome miracle and Happy Birthday! :)