The other day when we were waiting around at the uniform store for our stuff to come out so we could try it on, I swiped someone’s I-something and played with it. One of my favorite things is to leave random notes on the notes section. This is what ended up coming out of that little moment.
Here we are eight strong
With the Salesians we belong
Laughter fills the air
Many people who care
This group we will bond
Sister of which we are fond
A life of service to live
To God ourselves do give
So in prayer and joy we go
Our gifts to the world sow
These eight excited we be
Trust don’t overthink you’ll see
As many of you know, poems are a huge way for me to show what is indies of me or portray life in general to others, so now that this time of formation has begun, you shall see more of them!
Like I may have mentioned before, the group has chosen a moto to follow us through formation and our lives. It has landed at “trust, don’t overthink.” For me, that is especially interesting since I am a deep thinker and most definitely a deep feeler. There are a lot of things in my life I am not happy about, but many of them I come to resolve and lay to rest so that I move on. Only a few remain. The thing is if I let them get to my head too much without the trust and prayer that thing will be as they should, then I would begin to doubt. So I just ask prayer in that, as well as prayers for the words to say in the situations I need to say them.
Oh the sisters. I absolutely love them here. The group of the eight of us are amazing. We are starting to see a little more of who each person is. A struggle I could see us having is catering to each person’s learning style and way of doing things. While yes, we have bonded and love being together, there is still much to learn from each person and their lives. Finding a balance in this community, of us aspirants and with the sisters, is so key to living together in this amazing life. This morning in our “conference” with Sr. Kim, community is something she emphasized is very important in the Salesian community. Also that we can lean on each other and trust each other. She mentioned that through-out our time together, we will start to know each others’ lives, histories, dark sides, good sides, and much more (not exactly in those terms of course). While my favorite community to be in is my TEC Family, I am really starting to grow fond of this one too. When in this community I feel happy, like everything is perfect and grand.
Of course, it was mentioned that this time of formation is also a time for ourselves, to really discern and lean about who we are. Individually, I show a different side of me. The side that struggles with certain aspects in the life I have. Something I have to keep reminding myself of is that we have times in our lives that we are vulnerable. It those moments, it is okay to lean on others for support. That is the beauty of community!
There of course, is so much more to say. For now, just know that I am happy here and am enjoying life. I have amazing people to support me (note to a couple of you: even one who makes me drink water…you know who you are). Send prayers, send mail. Contact me by ways you know how to in order to get the address, I don’t want to just post it. Peace and Love!