our call

Good morning, friends!

Andrew and I are still going strong. Two weeks may not seem like a long time, but there have been lots of changes in our life ever so quickly. We got married. We spent lots of time with family. We moved across the country. We started living together. We started working together. 

While Andrew is a full-time FOCUS missionary, I support him and his team as a missionary spouse. This role doesn’t have much definition, I can make it what I want it to be. I can serve a lot, I can serve a little. It all kind of depends on how I feel called to the mission, the team, and the students. 

Speaking of our work with FOCUS, Father Jim Chern, a friend and chaplain of FOCUS, gave an excellent homily this past Sunday in regards to the work of Mary and Martha and how they live their individual callings – read about it here.

My favorite quote: Ultimately, the lesson that Jesus teaches us through Martha and Mary is that what matters, what is the “better part” for each and everyone of us – priests, lay people, FOCUS missionaries – doesn’t come down to what it is we are called to do – but how we do what we’re called to do. Are we responding with pure love for Christ?

That’s a hard pill to swallow – are we doing what we are supposed to be doing? Are we saying yes?

Hope you have a great Monday, I hope to have some more wedding pictures to post soon.

PS – For those joining us in the second reception this weekend at the Tomsche’s, we look forward to seeing you!

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the two become one flesh

Phew! It’s been a whirlwind of a time! Just a quick update, we are officially moved into our apartment in Brookings, South Dakota – the drive was long, but smooth. Special thanks to Jun-V and April for letting us stay with them along the way!

I am working on a longer post with some more details of the last two weeks of our life – look forward to that – but for now, here is a sneak peak at some wedding pictures!

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