I have been meaning to hop on and say hi for several days.
First – I sure hope your Thanksgiving was fantabulous (if you celebrate Thanksgiving).
Thanksgiving week, I had the honor of serving with the USO. I welcomed people to the Naples Base at Area Orientation, and I served the single and unaccompanied sailors on Thanksgiving Day. Then I came home and we hosted about 12 total people here at Casa Davis.
Friday, we drove to my favorite Winery – Cantina di Solopaca and bought some vino….. and then to a Christmas Market at Castello Limatola. The rain ruined the Christmas Market trip, but I’ll share a few pics…
But one of the most exciting things that happened this weekend was that Anni at A Beautiful, Camouflaged, Mess of a Life featured me in her Bold, Brave, Catholic series. I’m so excited. Check out the post here – Bold, Brave, Catholic — Focusing on Forward. As Catholic Women, we sometimes sugar coat things. But y’all, we need to tell our stories. So many people hurt, because they feel like others have it all together, or have perfect lives – and nothing could be further than the truth.
I pray your Advent is going well. We are reading a Chapter of the Gospel of Luke, and I will be all decorated by this weekend. It’s a long story, but things in Italy are a constant challenge. And so – I do what I can.
And to tell you the truth, I’m not bold and brave… some days, like today, as I’m having a small health issue (stupid kidney stone)… I am in sweats and I just stay determined. And I’m so thankful for my faith and for good people who lift me up. And who “see me” for me.
Praying for you all. Truly – I am.
Love, Hugs & Blessings,