When big plans change that would have started with Ruth, I and 6 kids getting on the road around 7a... well, each new happening is a gift including morning prayer/office on our phones to Blessed Virgin Mary, and John helping me with the chickens, and a nice breakfast without running out of the house. I almost got on the crew picking up bales, but with the wind making it impossible to bale some.. I am sitting in my quiet cool house sharing some of my 40th anniversary thoughts that always come automatically with it being June 10th!
This man entered my life 40 years ago today as I came down from my home in Minneapolis, having the weekend off from my job as an RN at HCMC on the neuro station, to attend my friend, Marge Verly's wedding. It was a hot June 10th... in the 90s like today, but thankfully the wind was not nearly as strong. This picture reminds me of what I saw in him... he was very genuine and caring. I sprained my ankle at the wedding dance, and he brought me crutches, spent time with me the next morning showing me some family photo albums and was very sweet and kind, plus he was about the most handsome man I had ever met!
Pat also represents the Holy Spirit speaking to me and directing our marriage and that of our children. My confidence shaken when all the other couples in our marriage encounter said that the world was too much of a mess to bring many children into. Pat did not hesitate one minute.. "The world needs lights." Yes!!!