When we moved to the desert, I did not want to come. I am not a desert person. I would tell that to everyone and anyone that would listen to me. I did not want to look at sand and beige. I wanted green, the jungle the ocean. But I was called to the desert.
I wasn't like John the Baptist making straight the path for the Lord. No not me. I was questioning and quite frankly whining. Several people tried to explain why or give me reasons. I wasn't buying any of it. My life was turned upside down.
Slowly the Lord began lifting the veil and gave me small glimpses of what he wanted. It was so simple. He wanted me. Me, the one that had turned her back on him so many times. He knew me well. He knew I was a two by four learner. The two by four that He choose was His Mother. The weapon was the Rosary.
It started slowly the praying of the Rosary. Hurried prayers in the early morning or late at night. Repetition of the rote prayers taught so many years ago. Slowly my heart began to be softened, my ears began to be opened, my eyes began to see.
And so it started...praying the Rosary