It’s kind of like the blind leading the blind, but this year (my neophyte year) I am sponsoring someone into the Catholic church. I didn’t know her before the initial RCIA meeting this fall, but she is amazing. We are so much alike, which as you know, is dangerous…for society.
Earlier this week, Karen told me that Steve had been coming to RCIA meetings without having had anything to eat all day. And she would not stand for this any longer. I offered to try and make something for him, but the night before I realized that I had nothing in the house and it was already 11:30 pm. I had to get up at 4:30 am, and I just couldn’t make myself run out to the grocery store and then cook a meal. So, after a flurry of text messages late Tuesday afternoon, we showed up at church; Karen had brought lasagna from home, Lindsay brought veggies and milk, I had gotten bread, dessert and Starbucks for us all. How fun!
It was all on Karen’s initiative. See? Didn’t I say she was amazing?
We have been having fun with our name tags. Yesterday, we decided to go as One Fish and Two Fish, and we got Lindsay and Tania to be Red Fish and Blue Fish. 🙂 Karen stated, “I am the One Fish!” And I thought that “Two Fish” was horribly appropriate for me, since I tend to like the #2 position in any official hierarchical structure.
If you would not mind, since you obviously have tons of free time, as you are reading MY blog :), please pray for Karen and her fiancé, Brian. Brian has applied to medical school here and we would really like him to be accepted, so that he and Karen can stay in Michigan. Thank you!