|St. Andrew's Catholic Church Murphysboro, IL|
As I move about I have been also going to cemeteries and churches that my family has attended in the past. Sadly if there is not a service the church has been locked in all cases.
I stayed in a campground in Wisconsin that had a small chapel. In the morning when it was quiet and most were still abed I could go there and pray my Rosary. I almost enjoyed that as much as praying the Rosary under the towering pines in Yellowstone National Park.
There have been times when I have felt Michael with me and missed him tremendously or was doing something that I know he would have loved and felt tears gather in my eyes.
The trip has not been without some tense moments. I am dealing with a fuel leak and so wish Michael was here to take care of it. But he isn't. Though I am not afraid or upset so he must be watching and keeping me calm.
My prayer partner and I are back on schedule and that feels great. Starting the day praying the Rosary with her and ending each day with our night prayers puts the day in brackets. Each day is offered up to God. Each day I ask for His watchful care. Each day I give thanks for all He does for me.
Lord, I am so grateful.
You have given me the means to take this trip.
You have watched over me and Cynthia every step of the way.
You keep us safe.
Help us to continue under You watchful eye.