Saturday, July 18, 2015

Camping with the Marians

Lillie was able to spend four days at camp with the Marian Sisters.  To say she was excited, would have been the biggest understatement of the year.  She spent weeks dreaming about what it would be like to camp with the sisters. John was able to spend the first days with her and enjoyed the time with the other fathers as much as she enjoyed camp.  She filled my ear with stories of all the wonderful happenings.  She told me all about her new friends, songs she learned, how much she enjoyed serving food, and her friendship with the sisters.  The night we came home, she followed me to the laundry room and started to cry. She said, "Mom, I have something to tell you.  I think God is calling me to be a Marian Sister."  I know she was very tired, but it really was a beautiful exchange.  I promised to pray that God will continue to guide her heart and she responds to whatever God has planned for her life single, married, or religious. 

We were all thrilled to pick her up.  We arrived a little late to the closing mass and snuck in the back.  I thought it was sweet how she was watching the door and her entire face lit up when she saw us walk in. 


  1. We already had Marianne signed up for SKY camp before I heard about this one. We'll have to consider it for next year. Fun!

  2. How beautiful your exchange with Lillie!!! And what a blessing to be able to spend that time away with such beautiful sisters:)

  3. The look on her face in the pictures is pure joy!