[quote="JohnMPhilomena, post:4, topic:334945"]
I remember when my daughter applied to enter a convent. The waiting was killing her. I knew her calling was real, but I didn't know if THEY knew it. So without my daughter's knowledge, I wrote a letter to one of the head Sisters to intervene on her behalf, and told her what I knew about my daughter.
The head Sister, wrote me back and told me that I reminded her of her sainted Father, and knew how special the love is between a father and daughter. In the end, my daughter was accepted and I had to do one of the hardest things I've ever done. I had to let my daughter go.
Fast forward 6 years. My daughter just renewed her temporary vows this week and in 2 years will take her final vows. She will begin teaching 4th grade math and science this year (theirs is a teaching order). Still I miss her terribly.
Anyway - I'm praying for you!
John Marie Philomena
John Marie, this is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing; your daughter is blessed to have you. And since this is a prayer thread, may I ask you to pray for my family? As of now, only my mother knows about my possible vocation. She has very clear visions of a future for me that involves a husband, children, and a Ph.D. teaching at university.
My original life plan went something like that, but God threw those plans out the window a few years ago. My family is Southern Baptist; as you can imagine, they aren't as enthused as I am. I know this will be hard for them; they probably need more prayers than I do.