Sometimes I look around me, at my life in Rwanda, and I’m just tremendously satisfied. I wonder if this is really my life, if I'm really living in a convent here in Rwanda.
Yep, it's real, and the lovely ladies I live with are a big part of my life here. So this post is for them.
There was the time when I groggily woke up two minutes before Sunday mass started, threw on a dress in the dark, and ran to church. It was only during mass that I noticed my dress was inside out. The nuns all thought it was hilarious, and teased me mercilessly about getting more sleep. The next morning, I found all the nuns sitting at our breakfast table with all of their clothes inside out. We all burst out laughing.
As I contemplate my next steps in life, the sisters' message of serving in joy and simplicity will always remain with me.
True life: I've lived in a convent for almost two years, and I've loved every minute.