I found myself in that situation last Tuesday, April 19. That was the date when two major events took place for our family: Gail had major surgery in the morning and Jacob received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the evening. Gail’s recovery precluded her from attending Jake’s Confirmation. More on that in a bit.
Gail went to see our family doctor back in early February when she started to spot. Gail’s usually very regular so this was certainly out of the ordinary. After a few weeks of monitoring, a couple more visits to the doctor, and an ultrasound, it was confirmed in mid-March that Gail had cysts on/in her ovaries. The multi-cyst on her left ovary was the size of a tennis ball.
Needless to say, we were very concerned that the cysts were cancerous. However, it would take weeks to confirm or deny this so there wasn’t much we could do except to pray. Gail’s blood work and MRI came back indicating that Gail had endometriosis but the jury was out on cancer. So again we waited.
This past weekend, I was blessed to emcee the Acts of Mercy shows at St. Patrick’s Parish at Vancouver. The shows featured the brilliant illusions of youth pastor-turned-illusionist Danny Ray.
I made this quick little promo video in the days leading up to the event. For better or for worse, Danny ended up seeing the video and told me, “It was great, you are very creative. Just don’t quit your day job.”
Here’s the story of Nathan and Megan that I told at their wedding reception on April 9, 2016 at the Marine Drive Golf Club.
In 2011, a young intern for the BC Catholic, looking for some information about a priest, picked up the phone and called a Chancery employee. The Chancery employee – for whatever reason – didn’t really give much of an answer and in the BC Catholic intern’s words, stone-walled him. And that, my friends, is how the wedding story of Megan and Nathan begins.