Well, what a few days it has been.
We had some real stress recently, some worries
and then suddenly after asking for prayer on Friday,
and calling my main monastery,
feeling heavy all day, all of a sudden,
I had this feeling of happiness;
and indeed some things had turned around, I was soon to see.
We are still in the midst of various challenges but
we are trying to see how to deal with them
and what we can learn about them.
I was telling Mr Husband again how I felt inspired to do more
research on a topic that has stayed with me since about 2009...
when I took that class on the 16th century and did more research on
John Milton... and he challenged / encouraged me to write a
2 paragraph summary of what I want to research
and I did that today.
I felt so excited about it, finally, an articulation of what
I want to write about.
I still need to edit it but am glad for it.
The music I post below inspired me to get back to it,
and later I realized that much of this choral music is
requiems and prayers for the departed, etc.
But this made sense, as much of my writing for the topic
I am thinking of (and not writing about yet as I need more time),
in ways it is a lament, a mourning of what is lost
and so much is lost today.
But yet so much can be found and still is.
So in the midst of everything,
these interest come again and I hope to be able to do something about it.
Meanwhile, I must tell you about the visits I had on Sunday.
Two ladies from church;
the first gave me the beautiful tea strainer!
The second gave me a small plant and the chocolates.
Today I got a beautiful care package from England!
With fabric, bath soap, lovely lovely little cookbooks, a journal
and little St Gianna picture and medal; she is a special Catholic Saint,
very brave, a doctor who gave up her life so her child could live.
Thank you Ann Marie, for such a thoughtful perfect gift.
One thing I can say through this time of illness is that
God has given me such an showering of gifts,
cards and signs of the care of others and thus of God.
I got yarn recently too from a dear friend!
Please continue to pray for us,
we are having so many challenges right now,
but we are praying that by August/September that we can
begin to have more calm and I hope better health and
Meanwhile, here is the music I was referring to: