This seems to be the season for gatherings. Last Saturday Teagan’s Confirmation group attend a Retreat to help them prepare for Confirmation. Teagan is a first year student so won’t be confirmed until next year. In our Yakima Dioceses Confirmation students attend a two year program in preparation. I was asked to be a group discussion leader so I attend the retreat as well and very much enjoyed the day.
A few photos have come my way of other family members participating in gatherings as well. My sister Donna got lots of hugs from past governors, federal and state senators and reps as she knew many of them personally. She attend the state republican convention as a delegate as she has done for years. Her son Terry Wanzek is a senior senator for North Dakota and he keeps his mom involved. She had a great time.
These past days have been busy ones for me as I have lots of maintenance jobs. I have also been doing more cooking than usual, with the girls, or on my own for one event or another. I have also been reading spiritual books for Lent and books about historical characters I have recently learned about that I had not known before.
Emmett Sampson introduced me to a couple of wild west outlaw women by loaning me books to read about their lives. Great books, thanks Emmett.
For Lenten spiritual reading I have selected two books by Fr Wade Mercer who was our Retreat Master last fall. They have been a good choice.
On a different note, I bought a new pair of reading glasses and today I spent the morning making a gray cover for a white, “feather tic,” Taylor had recently purchased.