Twenty-six years ago today, Hubby and I began our journey together as husband and wife. What an incredible trip it has been! Nine beautiful children, three (soon to be four) lovely grandchildren, extended family and friends and the most incredible “parish family” we could ever ask for. Blessed years. Hard years, at times, too. Sick children, horribly difficult pregnancies, unemployment, disappointments, financial woes…you name it, we’ve seen it. Amazingly, each trial has been replaced with triumph and our bond has only become stronger. This has been the greatest of all blessings. No matter the trial, no matter the trouble, as a couple we only ever grow stronger. Most of the credit goes to my dear husband. His patience is awe-inspiring. He is an absolute rock. No matter how “shaken” I may be, he is the “calm in the midst of the storm.” I praise God that in His infinite wisdom, he chose the most beautiful person for me. I love him so dearly and wish only to be worthy of the love he gives so unreservedly, so generously. I could go on and on. But I’m going to fix him breakfast in bed, instead. Happy 26th anniversary, darling!