Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Blessing

Today, no, tonight, we received a super, fantastic, incredible, special early wedding anniversary gift.

On April 7, next week, it is our wedding anniversary ~ thirty (yes, thirty, you read right), thirty years of marriage.

After Mass tonight, two friars from our parish trudged through the rain to bring dh and I this memorable gift.

An Apostolic Blessing.

Papal Blessings are a privilege. We received this blessing tonight, this lovely document certifying that the Holy Father has bestowed his apostolic blessing, as a gift for our anniversary day.

We are truly blessed. And I can't say a proper enough, a suitable enough, a sufficent thank you.

Where would our family be without the friars in our parish?


Hopewell said...

Wow! That's quite an honor and a super example to us all of hanging in there. Congratulations!

Fr. Benedict said...

where would WE be without you! V deserving!

Leonie said...

Lisa, thanks! And you are right, it *is* an honour..Fr, very sweet, very nice. But truly the friars have been a great example for us, the whole time we've been in Sydney..I went from being in a not so good state spiritually to, well, a work in progress but definitely getting there. It's all the masses and prayers and, yes, good works. Suuport. Friendship.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful anniversary gift! I cannot think of anything better!Congratulations and happy anniversary!

Purpleflowerpatch said...

How beautiful, and how deserving!!! May God continue to bless you for the next 30+ years!!
Elizabeth (14) received an Apostolic Blessing from the Holy Father last year and it was only then that I discovered what a privilege it is.

Chris said...

The Friars are so thoughtful and it is very exciting. You and your family are a blessing to so many. Congratulations!

Leonie said...

Wow, Jennifer, how cool for your daughter! And Chris, you know the friars, a definite blessing to all. :-)

Cath Hale said...

Wow Leonie, what a fabulous and special gift! May you have many more years of being blessed and being a blessing. :0)

Lisa said...

Congratulations on the blessing snd on achieving 30 years of marriage.