Saturday, June 13, 2009

I'm a Minister's Kid!

Tonight my mom received the culmination of seven years of hard work:

She became ordained in the Episcopal Church!

It was an incredible undertaking and one that set a great example for me and hopefully for my kids about never being satisfied with where you are in life and hearing God's calling no matter what.

My mom has been a nurse my entire life and several years ago began to take her walk with God more seriously. When they moved to Georgia, her church offered courses to begin the process of ordination and she signed up to better herself and to grow deeper in her knowledge of God.

This was no small undertaking as the studying and course load was quite intense and VERY VERY deep.

Once she completed her studies, she really had to consider what God was calling her to and if he wanted her to serve within the church. She believed that he did and so after another year long process, she has been led to this place!

I hope that I have half as much faith to follow where God leads me in my life as my mom as had in hers.
Tonight she was ordained and I was so sad to have missed it while being here in Colorado. There are so few MAJOR moments in your parents life that you can be there for and I so wish to have been there.

But I was praying and thinking about you Mom! I love you so much and am so proud of you. You have worked really hard for this and deserve it.
(But if I think that you are wearing the collar a little too much, I will submit you to "What Not to Wear, Xian Edition." Don't think I won't.)

I love you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful tribute! But when I say I couldn't have done it without you (and your siblings) I really mean it. I am proof positive that parents can be influenced by their kids. Your faith truly inspired me tofollow this path!
I love you!
The Rev (!) RiRi