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Let Go and Let God

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? 

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.

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My First Day in the New John Paul II Pastoral Centre

Yesterday was the first day in the new John Paul II Pastoral Centre. After months of anticipation, it was nice to finally get into our new building.

Here’s a look at my day…diary style.

6:45am: I rolled out of bed after just three hours of sleep. I guess I was too excited to get a decent sleep. Reminded me of the night before the first day of school. Or the night before releasing a new Canucks music video.

7:40am: I leave my home in Steveston via car.

8:09am: I make a left turn onto West 33rd and have to wait in traffic for about five minutes because of the construction in front of our building.  Still, this shaved about 10 to 15 minutes off my commute.

8:14am: I pull into the underground parking garage and park in spot number one. Appropriate for me given my ego I guess haha. Continue reading My First Day in the New John Paul II Pastoral Centre