We watched one of our favorite movies tonight – The Sound of Music. My mom told me that when she was younger, she had a friend who went to a convent to become a nun. The friend wanted my mom to go with her. My mom considered it too and asked her mother if she could go. But my mom was only 14. Her wise mother said to wait 4 years until she was 18. Then if she still wanted to become a nun, that would be fine. However, during that time, my mom met and started dating my father. That was the end of her desire to go to the convent. But, like the children in the movie, my siblings and I are blessed because of her decision. I am particularly grateful for the faith she has passed along to me.
I Found God today in the history of my mother’s faith.