Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Wonderful Day

Today I was blessed with the opportunity to spend the entire day with my Nana. It was really special because I'm away at university most of the year and don't get to see much of my grandparents (whom I'm very close to) except when I go home for visits.

My Nana had to come to the city for some specialist doctor's appointments so I offered to spend the day with her and take her to her appointments since I was available. Since our hometown is so far away and it's a long trip for someone her age she decided to fly down to the city this morning and fly back this evening.

So, at six o'clock in the morning my alarm went off and I jumped out of bed to drive into the city from the suburbs where I live. I wanted to leave early to beat the traffic and also to get to Mass at a church near the airport before picking my grandma up. Traffic wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be and so I arrived at the church long before Mass started. In fact, long before the doors were even unlocked. Oh well. I sat in my car reading The Spirit of the Liturgy while I waited for the church to be opened.

I then went and picked up my Nana at the airport and we went to a beautiful park with extensive gardens. We walked through the park and had a nice stroll in the morning sun. It was a gorgeous day! After the park we went to a nearby shopping centre and we each got a new outfit and I got a new purse. As we were shopping my Nana told me that the last time she had been shopping there was with my aunt, her only daughter, who died of cancer when I was just a few years old. As much as I don't like malls, shopping with Nana makes it enjoyable.

After that we had a leisurely lunch and then headed off to her appointments. Once that was done I drove her back to the airport and we had dinner together there and then I headed back home in rush hour traffic.

Today was a really special day. Just one of those days when I realize I have so much to be grateful for. It was such a blessing to have the time to visit with my Nana.