Home (Bitter) Sweet Home

Well my favorite Deacon and I are home after a wonderful visit with our daughter and grandchildren. It was hard to leave, but it is good to be home.

I usually don’t get jet lag from the journey home, but I did this time. And I can’t shake it. But I did acquire a nasty bug, so that may be a contributing factor. What is it about me and airplanes? I always get sick after flying.

At least I can work from home, as I have a lot on my plate right now.

Anyway, we are delighted that Cathleen and Gareth finally had their marriage validated in the Church.  We are so grateful to their parish priest. Yes he drives my inner liturgical cop nuts—he doesn’t always do the red and say the black. But he loves being a priest, and he loves the Lord.

I am reasonably certain that it his witness that has brought my daughter back into the Church. Father told me, and no I didn’t ask, that Cathleen and the children participate in Sunday Mass almost every Sunday.

Perhaps he is the right priest, in the right place, at the right time. Praise God.

There was also a pretty awesome God-coincidence. The priest decided to have a Mass for grandparent’s day and Catholic Schools week for the first time. Our Grandsons made and gave us an invitation.

Granny and Granddad got just a tad bit choked up—especially when we saw that our oldest grandson playing the tin whistle with his class during Mass.

Anyway, Dylan, Cilian, and Ella are just amazing children. Of course all of our grandchildren are. And no we are not biased.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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2 Responses to Home (Bitter) Sweet Home

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Your daughter is beautiful.

  2. Christine says:

    Isn’t it just “grand” to be a grand-parent? I LOVE it!

    I’m still jet-lagged & fighting some sinus bug ever since our trip to the Philippines in December!

    God Bless & welcome home!

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