When I first started in ministry as an Ursuline Sister in 1980, I was teaching in an elementary school. My students were fans of Dr. Seuss. One quote of Dr. Seuss that I recall especially during times of transition is, “Don’t cry because it’s over– smile because it happened.” As I take leave of Saint Francis de Sales Parish to assume full time ministry as Director of Vocation Ministry for the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, my heart is filled with deep gratitude and joy for the blessing of ministering, praying with, and knowing the great people of Saint Francis de Sales faith community. You are a great parish and your faith has inspired and enriched me. Your warmth and welcome made me fall in love with you very quickly. You have a marvelous parish pastoral staff and pastor, and it has been so fulfilling to work with them and serve over the past three years in the position of Pastoral Associate. I leave knowing I have made some wonderful friends. Please hold me and my community in prayer as I do each of you.