Tuesday, July 26, 2005

TAG: a MEMEory Exercise

What were you doing 10 years ago? Around ten years ago I was pregnant with the Angelbaby. After the initial shock wore off (it had been six years since the last pregnancy after all) the pregnancy and everything about our youngest child's life has been nothing but a blessing for our family. No one can ever tell us that God doesn't know better than we do exactly what we need.

I was studying to be a Youth Minister and beginning to enter into a very active study of my Catholic Faith with an eye toward apologetics. I was still a full time stay at home mom and not very happy at it but at least by this point I was driving again. (Long story, I didn't drive for 12 years because of panic attacks from high school until well into married life)

What were you doing five years ago? In the year 2000 I first ventured into the workforce after being a stay at home mom for 17 years. I worked for the Census Bureau for a few months, and then in an amazing set of God-incidences I was led to apply for and be hired as a Director of Religious Education at a Catholic Church about 25 miles south of the city in which we live. I have been there ever since. I have been a volunteer Catechist since I was in high school, and my Youth Ministry and Apologetics training have helped so very much in my work.

What were you doing one year ago? I was probably studying, since I was in Grad School last summer. I also went on that amazing Ignatian Silent Retreat at Jesuit Retreat House in Cleveland Ohio. We were getting ready to send our oldest daughter away to College. I had had my first real submission accepted for publication.

What were you doing yesterday? My son drove us to his work, he is just about ready to take his driver's test. I am so proud of how carefully he drives. I spent an hour in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the best hour of my week. I blogged for a bit. I picked up my son from work. I talked to my mom's Lawyers about her legal affairs, now that I am her designated power of attorney I have that responsibility. I went to the Dr with Mrangelmeg, to find out about his ear, not good news but we will get through this. I took the angelbaby to VBS, then led Adult Bible Study on the Book of Acts at the parish where I work. The Angelbaby and I stopped in the chapel to pray for daddy, then I came home, read for a while (thanks Mark for the beautiful article, it made me cry). Then I read a few blogs and went to sleep.

Who can I tag? I think I would like to tag Suzanne


Mark Mossa, SJ said...

You're welcome (made me cry too).



Suzanne said...

My memories are posted. Thanks!
That was fun....Suz