Losing Voice

Well, irony of all ironies, I am headed to a conference of 800+ women religious leaders to tell them the good news of younger women religious and our grassroots peer-led organization, Giving Voice.  Except that I have lost my voice!

I've been a good girl, rested, plenty of fluids, refrained from talking for the most part.  But less than 24 hours before I'm supposed to be standing in our booth in the exhibit hall talking about Giving Voice and ... no voice.

It's not a total disaster. Another young nun friend is coming with me to work the first two days of the exhibit, and as far as I know she has the capability of talking!  And I'm still hopeful that my rest, fluids, no talking regime will result in a miraculous recovery.  If not, it will at least be interesting.

And really, it's an example in humility and taking life as it comes.  There are some things that we can't really do anything about.  No amount of planning, will power, or desire can circumvent them.  We just have to go with the flow and trust that all will be well.  This, my friends, is one of those moments.

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