August 21st was my one year anniversary in religious life! The two sisters I live with are also celebrating anniversaries this week (48 and 49 years “in” as they say) so earlier this month we had a cook out at our house to celebrate. We used paper plates, does that count for a first anniversary? I’m really excited about this anniversary, sure I’m technically not a sister yet but I feel so at home with Mercy, and that is such an affirmation that I am on the right track. Feeling at home, or rather the feeling of coming home, is what helped me make the final decision when it came down to the last two orders I was considering. But that’s a whole other post.