When I held this precious child in my arms for the first moment I had no idea where life would take him…..and I sure never thought it would be the priesthood. :)
After 22 years of life he was "called" to join the Society of Jesus. The rest is history…..and ongoing, of course.
My memories of his life are very vivid from the time he smiled for the first time to the time he told me he loved me the first time….through the tumultuous years in junior high and high school……to the wonderful years at Marquette…..to the life altering tragedy of losing his little sister at the hands of a drunk, unlicensed teen ager…..to
becoming ordained, marrying his sister, preaching at his brother's wedding, burying his beloved Grandmas, baptizing his nieces and nephews, and much more.
So you see, Jim, no matter how old you will get, there are two of us who will always see you as their precious firstborn…...
Thank you for the love and joy you bring into our lives, honey.
Love you soooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!