God works in wonderful ways. Last night, I decided to drop my aunt a quick note on Facebook to say hello. I hadn’t spoken to her in a while because things in my life were busy. She responded almost immediately with joy at hearing from me and told me that coincidentally, she would be in Manhattan. She asked if I would like to make arrangements to see her. I excitedly replied that it would be lovely for her to see where I work.
There is something special about sharing your life with those you love, and since work is a big part of my life, as it is for many people, the fact that I get to show my aunt around the office makes me feel like a kid on show and tell day.
I’m a bit nervous, and also, cannot wait to introduce her to my second family—my co-workers.
The visit made me realize just how proud I am for working at Catholic New York, and how blessed I am to have family that wants to see me here. I do not think it is a mere chance that we connected this week, I think it was a gift from God. This is a stressful and busy week for me, and her visit later on today will definitely give me a boost.
Even with all that has to be done, I realized that there is always time for those who love you. With a simple act of kindness—my aunt asking to meet up—my day looks to be a good one. Due to distance and certain circumstances, it has been a long time since I have seen or heard from many members of my extended family. Her coming to visit today reminds me that even when life is hard, there will always be certain people who are there to love and support you.
Has anyone ever wanted to meet you spur of the moment, if so, how did it make you feel? On the other hand, if there are people you haven’t heard from in a while, why not try to reach out to them today?