I think I stand a decent chance of finishing all the essential tasks before I leave tomorrow. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is making me feel more excited about going. :)
Last night I got to spend a few precious hours catching up with two friends I met in junior high and have scarcely seen since high school. It was so encouraging to hear their stories and see how God has been working in the lives of all three of us.
I'm typing this at the library, watching my allotted time tick quickly away in the corner of the computer monitor, because our internet access is down at home. Fine time for it! And much of what I have left to do requires the internet, so this has to be a short blog post. If you email me, I might not be able to see it before I leave.
I won't be using the internet at the convent, of course, and I can't write or receive snail mail either except with close family. If you know my mom, let her know of any big news in your life and she can pass it on to me. :) It might work out to have my sister update this blog occasionally with letters. If I happen to post again around three months from now, it's not because I've washed out of the order, nor because I'm sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night to update my blog when the other sisters aren't looking. It's because I think I'll have to come back to California just to get a visa. We'll find out.
Pray for me as I will for all of you!