I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Michigan Summers

While not in Michigan for the entire summer (or even more than 2 consecutive weeks), I got a taste of it this weekend when I celebrated the Fourth of July (long) weekend with my family. We packed quite a lot of visiting into these past 3.5 days...and it was awesome. (do-dee-do-dee-do)

Even though my grandpa's (now my parents') house is physically (or in the process of becoming so) different from how I remember it as a kid, the memories and emotions remain constant...

It's a place where people gather and enjoy each other's company. 
It's a place where neighbors (and friends of neighbors) are always welcome.
It's where (in the summer months) the grill is usually on and the door is open.
It's where old movies are shown at any time of the day...or night,
And where the clacking of pool balls can always be heard through the air vents.
It's a place cozily tucked beneath the shady trees in the front yard,
Where, if you look hard enough, you can still see the above-ground pool in the back.
It's a place where you know "we'll leave the light on for you."
It's a place I am lucky enough to call home.

I am excited to head back to Michigan once the summer here at Notre Dame wraps up. It will be good to be "home."

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