For the past few days, I have been up in Malone, New York spending some quiet time with myself, seeing 3 of my Ursuline Sisters and a good friend and her family. It has been wonderful.
Malone is in rural upstate New York very close to the Canadian border. I ministered there at Flanders Elementary School as a reading specialist for grades 3-5 for four years. It was one of the most meaningful ministries of my life. My time was so well spent up here. I made numerous friends, saw a different part of our state and learned lots about life. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity.
I remember moving up here and being very nervous because I only knew the Ursulines and had to find a job and all that. But it turned out to be spectacular. I must remember that as I look into taking other steps and moves in life. It was a risk but one that turned out well.
What moves and changes have helped you grow?
Sr. Jeannie, osu