In March 2016, on top of a mountain, I said ‘yes’ to a marriage proposal from the love of my life. Ten months later, I vowed before my friends and family that I would love my husband, Joseph, ’til death do us part. My wedding day marked the end of my vocational discernment journey.
I love thinking about how good the plans of the Lord are – even during the times when I couldn’t fully comprehend them. While I am so glad to have joyfully discerned my vocation, there is a special place in my heart for those who are still on that journey. Family and community surrounded me during my vocational discernment, and every one of them offered pieces of heartfelt advice and wisdom. But, looking back, there are some things that I wish someone would have told me before I started discerning my vocation to marriage.