by Sr. Roselynn Humbert
Here in Ohio, we had a big change on November 11. Fall was gone and winter was here. This reminded me of some other changes lately. I was on an antibiotic for a slight infection. It went away and then came back. My doctor said I must be too old for a five-day antibiotic and put me on a ten-day regimen.
Our chaplain of many years, Fr. Wilhelm, is no longer able to say Mass for us. We all remember the beautiful homilies he preached for Jubilees and many other special celebrations.
I have been asked to change offices from Regina Hall 133 to an office near my “studio” in the basement of Regina Hall.
Some of these changes are easier to accept than others. There is nothing I can do about getting older. It just happens. I try to keep healthy. I cannot stop the years from passing by.
I will miss Fr. Wilhelm as our chaplain. I will pray for him as he begins this next journey.
Moving offices is nothing new. In the ten years or so that I have been ministering here at the Motherhouse I have moved at least four times. I work part time now and do spend time in the “studio” making and planning greeting cards. Moving the Volunteer Ministry Office will really make it more convenient. It did take me a while to get my head around this move. As in all these other life changes, attitude is most important. I try to be positive.
I am grateful that my ministry of making greeting cards and preparing classes for those who enjoy this hobby are so successful. There is the joy of finding just the right colors and papers as well as the feedback from the class participants. Then there are the many volunteers who help prepare for each class. The volunteers help with the Scrapbooking Fundraisers too. As much as I enjoy these activities, I realize that I can no longer do these things by myself. It is a joy to share with others committed to our mission and ministry. I now rejoice in this change.
We all face changes large and small daily. I invite you to reflect on change in your life. How do you approach it? What is your attitude toward change? What could help you accept change more gracefully? November is a month of gratitude; what are some of the things are you grateful for?