What we are is God’s gift to us, what we become is our gift to God.
Thinking of people that touched my life I can assign one or two reasons to each of them. Some seem more and some less significant to the outside but all mattered. I also recognize how few people shared the same reason, each playing a different part and unaware of it. It’s God’s network.
As they became an item few years later I witnessed Andrea’s happiness. I was again thankful for Aaron. On the day he asked me for her hand in marriage I knew this polite, sensitive and respectful young man is perfect for my daughter. He has good family values, is ambitious, realistic and treats her well. He even teaches her important life lessons, the same ones I taught her and she, like any good teenager ignored them. I’m thankful for Aaron; he fulfilled his reason. So I thought.
With their wedding approaching, I visited their church and met their pastor. The visitations continued after the wedding and Rob and I gradually embraced this non Catholic, but Christian Church.
Fast forward a year: I’m in Haiti serving side by side with pastor, elders and other church members. I, who was not raised to practice religion, and only occasionally appeared at Mass, am on a church mission tour in Haiti! I felt a “tug” of God on my heart and am a part of something greater than myself. No words can describe my gratitude. I am a changed person.
My son-in-law is a God’s gift that just keeps on giving!