A Providence moment with Sister Camille Neubauer
On Saturday, Aug. 8, I was walking through the cemetery. Recalling that Aug. 14, will be the first anniversary of Sister Camille’s death, the tears started to run down my face. I told her how very much I missed her and thanked her for her friendship.
When I returned to Providence Hall, I went to have my temperature checked. Each day, we are given a sticker to show we had this done. There are different kinds of stickers each day. On this day, the stickers were pictures of animals. When I saw that some stickers were giraffes, I picked that one because giraffes were Camille’s favorite animal. How nice that should happen on this particular day.
Then I went to my room and played a piece of music on my phone that I like to use for prayer. A piece of music I had not googled kept popping up on the screen. I didn’t even know what music it was, as I could only see a picture of a virtual choir. Finally, I said to myself, “There must be a reason I am supposed to listen to this particular song today.” So I clicked on the picture and found out the song was “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
I felt that both of these incidents were Camille letting me know “Donna, have no fear. Camille is here.” Camille had so many friends and I think she would say this to each one, that she is still very much present in our midst.
I am sure others of you have had such experiences with loved ones who have gone before us. Perhaps in this time of such challenge it would be good to recall and savor those Providence moments and perhaps share them with others.