“For I know well the plans I have for you, says the Lord.”
~ Jeremiah 29:11

My seventy years as a Grand Rapids Dominican have been very rewarding and happy as I reflect on all that has been during these years.

I am most grateful for the family values my parents passed on to the ten of us children. They were our role models and taught us to love others with a compassionate spirit. This was what probably helped me gladly accept the invitation from the Community to become a nurse.

As a nurse, I worked in hospitals in New Mexico and Michigan and later in the public sector. It has been a privilege all these years to be part of God’s healing team.

In my later years when time was more my own, I have done some traveling, reading books and magazines, visiting with friends and family, and enjoying a good basketball or baseball game.

I am energized daily by my prayer life, the support of my family and friends, and those who help me with my needs and concerns. I thank God for all the blessings in my life especially my Vocation, my family, and my friends.