You are a priest forever!
10 years ago, deacon-husband became priest-husband. That day was PRETTY- the sun was shining, the reception tables were lovely (courtesy of Godmother and other cathedral ladies), and the Divine Liturgy was as beautiful as they come.
I was HAPPY that this day had come for my husband and that so many people were there to celebrate.
My husband remembers crying and laughing at the same time and thinking that was FUNNY. He is a soft-hearted person and couldn't get through his Liturgy this Sunday without tearing up again.
There is a lot that is REAL then and today. That day, he became a priest forever, something that the evil one does not abide. So, I imagine a target being on all of us from that day forward. Another thing real about that day is that so many family members could not be there for various reasons. His parents weren't there because of visa and money impossibilities, but we did get to visit the old country right away. And making his celebration video of the past years of subdiaconate, diaconate and ten years of priesthood, I saw that we have lost many loved ones- it is a little too real- but it gave me opportunities to pray for them. May George, Deacon John, Florica, Livia, John-Paul, Miriam, Bishop Louis, Fr Charles, Fr Albert, Maria, Charles, Art, and Pauline's memories be eternal!
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