2. Remember that Saints surround us, especially
Christ's Holy Mother who loves us.
Next - do whatever has to be done today.
I polished shoes today - cleaned, polished and waterproofed.
My brown Birkenstock shoes are full of wrinkles but well cared for.
I have had them since 1994 and for most of these years,
have worn them.
French is hard and I struggle to stay working at it.
I have a really big French day and then it wanes until I realized how lost I am in class
and resolve to try again.
My teacher reminded me that it is hard and that I,
unlike everyone else in my small class,
have the least experience in languages;
that I am starting from scratch.