This all landed on our 38th wedding anniversary, so it gave me a lot of happiness to share this big part of the day with Pat and quite a bit of his family, who came up to the Basilica of St Mary for our wedding that same day 38 years ago. Yes, Uncle Maurice and Aunt Bernie came along with all of mom's brothers and sisters with their spouses. Now all 19 of them are gone... mom is the only one remaining of the 10 siblings and their spouses!
We even had our Matron of Honor, RaTerra, there with us. She introduced me to Pat at her wedding just a year before, so I always say she is the reason for my whole life!
Somehow this fits in my heart with the motto I have gained from Uncle Maurice... If we are praying, we are not sinning and much of it is a love language between us and our beloved Christ Jesus! This is so true for me... I only want to be with my Jesus every moment of every day. How I long that every breath that I take and every beat of my heart could be speaking his name with LOVE and adoration! I just remembered that today is Adoration and I have a need to go to town! Now I am so excited to go and have the best hour of my week - such an amazing gift!
Yes, today is the feast of St John Vianney, a truly humble man, who gave his life for the priesthood, and as a result is the patron saint of priests! John and I were praying for all the amazing priests in our family and our lives, and prayed that many more young men would say "yes."
Do you think Nancy has her arms full? The Best!!! Love to see how Josie is bright eyed with all the others! So wonderful!