Today was a good day. It also happens to be the 9th anniversary of my child’s birth (stillbirth). I managed to only cry twice today and prayed in a special way for my baby.
I started my day by going to see Divergent at the movie theater at 10:50 am. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a movie on the big screen. No one was able to go with me that early in the morning (and I didn’t want to pay more $$$ for a later time). They changed it a little from the book, but it was still a very good movie and I still identified strongly with the character of Tris. Formation is pretty powerful stuff, and her training for Dauntless reminded me quite a bit of my formation in Navy boot camp.
After the movie, I made a quick lunch and called a friend I hadn’t spoken to in a while. We said we’d try to get together tomorrow.
Next up, late lunch/early dinner in Mexicantown! I picked up April, her sister Mary, and her friend Michelle, and we met up with Joe and Katie at Xochimilco. Food was delicious and we had a great time learning about each other’s professions, wedding details, and current events.
In the only picture of me, I had my eyes closed, so I’ll leave that one out. 🙂
With full tummies, we headed to Sacred Heart Major Seminary to see a play — 1776 — put on by the seminarians, including Gabby’s godfather, Jim.
Jim played Caesar Rodney (Delaware)
We arrived early — so as to get good seats — and spent our pre-play time taking a tour of SHMS. Highlights were definitely the chapel and the tabernacle. We stopped and prayed for a bit. It was lovely. So calm and peaceful, praying before Jesus.
The beautiful tabernacle at Sacred Heart
The chapel, as seen from the choir loft
I got to see a lot of my friends, both seminarians and others attending the play. It was nice to see everyone, albeit quickly and get some hugs in.
We ended our lovely day with a trip to Sonic for ice cream! Perfect ending! 🙂