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.

Valentine's dinner smooch 2016

Valentine’s dinner smooch 2016


Written for Tara’s 100 Word Challenge, this is a second version of the prompt HABIT. True stories are sometimes better than fiction. 🙂

6 responses

  1. Azure says:

    This was so sweet!

  2. Stephanie says:

    To be in the presence of love and recognize it… not everyone is so fortunate. I love your posts about finding the love of your life. So lovely. It’s a good habit to be in!

  3. Lori Carlson says:

    Such a lovely story! Well done 🙂

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