So I got some fantastic exciting news today. I was literally jumping for joy and yup, might have cried a wee bit.
Turns out that we might have a quick drop in visit from the Novices this weekend! I know! Haven’t seen my boy since October…and have been gearing up to go see him in August for first vows. Another whole post or two, that. Anyhow, turns out they are helping one of their priests move down to the our town and so the whole crew is coming along to lend a hand, and visit some of their sister Dominicans. Mercifully, Fr. James has decided that we are on the way home and that they might just be having a craving for some MamaDo’s (the brownies that I make from the recipe of one of Peter Joseph’s best friend’s mom). So they have asked if it would be too much trouble to stop in for a quick visit, “Just family, no muss no fuss.” Hmmm….”Um, yeah, yup, I think that would be all right…” That’s what I said, I’m pretty sure. All cool and collected like that, just like that. (Tho, it might, just maybe, have also had a few leaking tears, stupid grin, and gibbering, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!” )
So it’s a family only quick visit, but with all those brothers and ours too and I am simply giddy in anticipation. I have been warned to not kill myself cleaning or make too big a fuss. So I will try, try I tell you, to heed that directive and simply bask in the pure joy of it all. But I will admit to a little happy dancing around my kitchen this morning when I told the big girls, and that I will be thrilled to be hugging the neck of my other big boy heading home when he arrives in the wee hours of Friday morning.
And I’m gearing up: gonna be making multiple batches of MamaDo’s, some for here and some to go!
I can’t wait!