Thank you so, so much for all the comments regarding Buddy. I was overwhelmed when I logged on this morning and found so many. Naturally, I burst into tears. Again, thank you.
Today I headed to mass with Soraya (one of my best friends and the woman I’m sponsoring in RCIA). Afterward, we prayed the rosary and then practiced for our first step: The Rite of Acceptance. We’re both excited/terrified. Standing up in front of the entire congregation! Speaking! Everyone looking at us.
Shared neuroses: it’s why we are such good friends.
This is my favorite rosary. It’s made of crushed rose petals and smells so good. My friend bought it for me at the Vatican a few years ago. I haven’t prayed the rosary in years, but after a few Hail Mary’s it all came back to me. If you’ve never prayed the rosary before and are in any way a total spazz, I highly recommend you give it a shot. I was so relaxed when we stopped that it felt like I was just waking up from a nap! A nap I wanted to resume, incidentally, so maybe don’t pray while operating heavy machinery.