“The Woman in the Window”
How often do we see through windows - and never see our reflections? Or look right past the reflection? Or see the reflection, and harshly put it down? This photo I took really posed these questions to me. And a few other questions also…
So often I look at my reflection and see all of the flaws and problems with myself. Looking at this photo - and meditating on it, I can see my beauty and strength. I should say, I choose to see the beauty and strength.
This picture was taken my first evening in Monroe, MI. This summer, I had the pleasure of attending A Nuns Life gathering called Summit. While at Summit, I decided to begin dicernment with The Sisters, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, or more commonly known as the “Monroe IHM’s”.
Norman Towers is the name of the building in the photo. Norman Towers was formerly a boys school run by the IHM’s. NT looks very much like the IHM Motherhouse that sits next door….
Seeing my photo appear over the photo of NT - really hit my heart and soul. Seeing my face and the strong, beautiful view of the building it overlayed gave me a very peaceful feeling…. A feeling like I belonged there… Like my dear God was showing me where I belonged…
Take time to admire your woman (or man) in the window… Look at the master piece that God made called you! Think of where your reflection has been, where it is now and where God is calling it to go - so exciting!
So, maybe the woman in the window is meant to be with the IHM sisters…. So, now the adventurous journey has begun!