Today is the Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr. Legend has it that when he was tortured by being roasted alive, he quipped: "You can turn me over, I'm done on this side"!
Today is also the fifth anniversary of Charles' ordination (along with his brother deacon, Vince).
Five years ago, Charles lay prostrate on the floor of St. Paul the Apostle Church as we prayed for the the Holy Spirit to strengthen him, and for the saints to intercede for him.
Five years ago, he began this ministry of the proclaiming the Word, serving at the Altar and helping others in Charity.
Five years ago, he was transformed from a mild mannered iconographer to a super deacon (he is still mild mannered).
Five years ago. It seems like yesterday. A lot has happened since then, but he still remains a servant of God's people.
Happy Anniversary Charles!
I love you...
...and I love being a deacon's wife!