We are beyond excited to welcome Queen B to our Building Cathedrals family! Below is her first post. Queen B, I don’t know how you managed to squeeze in a blog post in the midst of your very busy week, but we’re glad that you did!
I can’t tell you the number of times that I shook my head in disbelief this summer, realizing that it has been ten years since I graduated from college. That means that it has been over ten years since I last bunked as roommates with Katrina, hit the Princeton running trail with Juris Mater, sat with Texas Momma at an Easter Vigil Mass or bumped into AWOL Mommy on campus. Due to the slight and ever so graceful seniority of Mary Alice, B-Mama, Kellie and J’, I have to count back even more years since collegiate moments with them. But, even though a decade or more has passed since we all lived together, when I think about all that has changed in my life during the past ten years, I couldn’t be more thankful for our friendship.
During the past ten years, I was confirmed into the Catholic church, left a law school track to go to medical school, married my beloved, learned how to cook (Texas Mommy coached me through my first roux over the phone), gave birth to four sweet souls, moved seven times (four times across the country), and put my medical training on hold to be home with our children. Through all of that, and many more ups and downs, I have thanked God for the friendship of these Builders.
As Building Cathedrals expands to include a Midwest contingent, I am delighted to share a little piece of encouragement and friendship here. May the Lord bless us all with opportunities to encourage and uplift each other amidst the many roles we play everyday.