Saturday, February 25, 2012

Our First Lent

My last lent in Ottawa.
I had been with Orthoman for two weeks this month
and last week was sick
so it was about a month since I was last at my church.
Confession with my spiritual father
tonight at the Eve of Lent.
Tonight I must admit I cried because
Lent is my favourite season
as it means lots of church family
and it is my last Lent here as I
will be leaving
my church family and spiritual father
to marry Orthoman.
But the vision of what I feel called to
in marrying Orthoman is beautiful and I know that God
will not leave me.
But the grief of leaving my home
is just as real as the joy of being given my
beloved Orthoman
whose love continues
to flower before my very eyes.