Thursday, July 29, 2010

Remember the love (Oh, you got to, you got to remember the love)
Remember the love (You know that life is a gift from up above)
Remember the love (Share love, give love, spread love)
Measure in love (Measure, measure your life in love)
Seasons of Love

How does one measure moments in one's life? How do I measure what my life has been thus far? The song "Seasons of Love" states that one should measure one's life by how much love is shared... I tend to agree.

I've heard this song many times over the years. In the past 2 weeks, though I have heard it at least 6 times ~ and sang it at the top of my lungs. It's a good thing I enjoy it! I quote it now not just because I like the song, but because it seems appropriate at this point in time.

I have just completed my last year working with the Marianist LIFE South program. I cannot begin to put into words what this program has been for me over the past 9 years. It has helped me to become the person that I am. It helped solidify my commitment as a Marianist years before I entered the Sisters. It has also introduced me to many incredible people - who have left their prints on my heart. Lastly, it's a faith formation/leadership program in the Marianist charism that has changed lives... and that I believe in a great deal.

And so, as this chapter of my life closes, I find myself with a mix of emotions. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such an incredible program. I've learned A LOT... about leadership, about myself, Marianists, and about high school students. I am also a little sad. I'll miss the place (TECABOCA - TExas CAtholic BOys CAmp - a Marianist Center in Mountain Home, Texas). And I will miss the people more than I realized I would.

And so, here's to Marianist LIFE - celebrating 40 years this year. Thank you to the people and the program for loving me into the person I am.

Many blessings to all who read this!
Sr. N


Kelly_SSJ/A said...

keep measuring your life in love! I absolutely love that song!

Rudy said...

Well done, good and faithful servant! You join the ranks of those of us who have been privileged to steer the ship for a while. It falls to someone else now. Ours is to pray for the generations to come and to be open to the continued gift that Marianist LIFE can be for us personally and for the Church.