As I’m starting to say my goodbyes I wanted to write a letter to some ladies who’ve had a significant impact on my life in the last couple years.
It has been an amazing journey. We started out as mere strangers all signing up for a weekend retreat, some of our own will and others because we were coerced or convinced. Some of us entered the weekend totally open while others were totally closed off. By the end of the weekend we were changed. We had encountered something and someone worth going deeper into. We spent a year together sharing and getting to know more about each other and our faith. We found Jesus and His church through this community. We became sisters. And then we shared our encounter, the love that Jesus has for each of us, with a new group of women. We didn’t stop there, though. We continued to journey on together, to pray for one another, to laugh, and to grow. It has truly been an amazing journey.
I have had my own ups and downs throughout the last two years of knowing all of you. No matter what though, you all were there, praying for me, and offering any type of support that I needed. I am incredibly blessed to have all of you in my life.
Thank you. Thank you for being yourselves, for being vulnerable, and for sharing your lives and struggles. Thank you for showing me what it really looks like to be a woman after the heart of the Lord, as mothers and wives in all different circumstances of life. Thank you for being my surrogate Grandmothers, Mothers, and sisters. Thank you for loving me unconditionally, through all the waves of this CRHP journey and the waves of life.
As I move on to the next stage of my life, I am so grateful to have known all of you and to have you praying for me and continuing to support me, if only from a distance. Know that you and your intentions will always be in my prayers. Meet you in the Eucharist.
With all my love, your dear sister,