I once fantasized about becoming a nun, taking the habit. I would be a Bride of Christ, with vows of poverty and, occasionally, silence.
I contacted Mother Superior for the order teaching in my small parochial school. Mother answered my letters with wisdom, humility and love. She encouraged me to pray, to seek if this was God’s will for me.
In high school my world was expanded. Still parochial school, but several schools combined. Options! I met my heART when we were only 15.
I shucked the habit and took on a ring to become the bride of Art. No regrets.
Written for Tara’s 100 Word Challenge, this is a second version of the prompt HABIT. True stories are sometimes better than fiction.