Now I live a much more independent life. For now, I have two adult daughters with me who greet me a little perfunctorily but warmly when I walk in and to whom I yell "Bye" from the door on my way out. But it's not the same, is it?
Well, I found this lovely encouragement yesterday; it made me wish there were someone to pronounce it over me every day when I leave the house:
I exhort you to be courageous now and always without becoming bewildered by difficulties, and always trusting in Him who is your Friend and your Redeemer, and watching and praying to keep your faith sound and your grace lively.Isn't that just the life you want? Maybe I'll just tape it to the inside of my front door.
John Paul II