Mesa Moment: Our Hermit Crab, Wilson, Changes Shells

February 18, 2013

We have two little creatures that are currently our only family pets. Their names are Wilson and Mumble, and they are two hermit crabs. We got our first hermit crab 2.5 years ago after a beach trip to Hilton Head Island.They are fun little guys to watch, and one of the neatest things is watching them switch shells. We very rarely get to see this happen; however, the other night Wilson kept jumping between two shells.

This was most certainly a Mesa Moment for me! It made me pause and thank God for the gift of life happening right before our eyes. I also laughed at how Wilson went about his business despite the heated discussion between Brady and Abby in the background about tying a string into a bow!

Do you have a Mesa Moment to share with us?

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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