It is what parents hope and pray for all their children's growing up years: a good Catholic spouse if their vocation is marriage. Inshal is a good Catholic man from a lovely and devout family. He called Kevin to ask for permission to date Monica and he called again to ask for our blessing before proposing.
He already knew he had our blessing, so we had no intention of icing him or giving him a hard time. It would be silly, and this is an important event.
Inshal texted to ask when might be a good time for him to call. But Kevin did not recognize Inshal's number and ignored the text for a couple of hours thinking it was a scam/spam. But the Holy Spirit nudged him and he texted to ask who it was. "Inshal." Then Kevin couldn't resist (Dads enjoy a little teasing LOL). He replied "Inshal who?" So we ended up icing him and giving him a hard time! We hope he forgives us by the time the grandchildren come along. :)
Monica did not know he was going to propose that evening. He took her to WCC's campus chapel on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
Congratulations and many blessings Monica and Inshal! We love you!
All four girls wore this dress sand veil for their First Holy Communions, and usually a Mary crowning, and Corpus Christi procession. All four. Glorious memories. Today Lydia wore it for the last time. I'll have it professionally cleaned and stored. Maybe one day a granddaughter will wear it. excuse the enormous, blurry picture. i cropped it down and can't seem to resize it.
Our parish does a wonderful Corpus Christi procession. This year we were blessed to share it with our two new priests; our pastor Fr. Tom, and a visiting priest, Fr. Joseph. All our men were on canopy, Dominic served, Blaise sang, and Lydia strewed flowers with the other First Communicants. (We are an organizer's dream: one phone call and you get all four canopy bearers, roughly the same height. LOL)
The Divine Praises Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man. Blessed be the Name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart. Blessed be His Most Precious Blood. Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy. Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception. Blessed be her Glorious Assumption. Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse. Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints. Amen.
Blaise. Our fourth child. He did well in St. Augustine's, excelling in several subjects, including Greek. He enjoyed a few shenanigans, made solid friends, played a great rugby game, and maintained our family tradition of being the tallest man in his graduating class.
From Blaise's senior page in the yearbook.
why, yes, Blaise did process into his graduation ceremony wearing his magnificent Hamlet cloak and carrying 'poor Yorick'