Photo Credit: Leslie KarnowskiToday I am thankful for:
~ Parents who truly lived their lives for each other.
Photo Credit: Leslie Karnowski~ A priest who gave my father these words this morning after Mass: Just think how empty your life would have been without her. He also told Daddy that the Church needs him, and all of us kids need him.
~ A father who knows just how blessed he was to have my mother and is man enough to voice it.
Today is my parents' 62nd Anniversary. I took a 1/2 day so I could attend Mass with Daddy, and I've gotta admit: it was difficult. The priest chose songs that had "Mama" written all over it. Needless to say, I didn't get out of there with dry eyes. Then, a lady came up to Daddy and told him that she had taken over Mama's Adoration Hour, and that she felt Mama had pushed her to do it like she had pushed her to do a lot of things. (When this lady & her family first moved into the area, my parents took them-and their 5 or 7 kids- in until they could find someplace to live. This was in addition to all 10 of us.) She said she knew Mama was sitting with her during her hour.
I know today will be hard for Daddy, but he will get through it. He's a pretty strong man, and I thank God for him, and how he loves my Mama.