Oh, wish us luck! We are headed down to Casa Maria down in Birmingham AL, to the convent of the Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, for the profession of vows of my dear friend Cindy's daughter, Sister Joseph Marie.
We've a chance of thunderstorms all weekend, the heat index will be around 105, and I am travelling with six kids and staying in one room with two twin beds at a convent. My hair is graying as I type. I really am trying to look at this in a spirit of adventure, laughing in the face of adversity, but it isn't easy. Not with a one year-old, a hyper 4 year-old and a temperamental 5 year-old from the old school of, "Mama! She's looking at me!!!"
Say an Ave for safe travel and that we all survive this trip. While you're at it, say one for the Sister Servants, too. Especially Sister Joseph Marie.