So this past Saturday was the Feast of "St. Joseph the Worker". Shaun & I have a very strong love of this quiet, faithful, strong, humble and decisive man who was chosen to be the "foster" father of Our Lord. He's always been a good friend to both of us. Shaun used to say that "St. Joseph gave you to me" and I found out later that before we were together, he had been praying to St. Joseph for me... while I'd been praying too. ...eventually He brought the two of us together in his quiet, patient way.
We began our Saturday at morning Mass and then Shaun went off with a bunch of his friends in typical "St. Joseph style" to go build some "cells" (or rooms) for the Franciscan Sisters in the area.
He of course could not actually do much of the "heavy work" due to his shoulder injury, but instead ingeniously roped in some of his friends to help. He worked until later in the eve for the sisters and I thought of him throughout the day working just like our good St. Joseph. I'm very lucky to have him as a husband... just wish I was a bit more like Mary. Not quite, yet though. I have a way of getting into a little too much trouble at times. My name may have changed to "Fullen" by marriage, but by birth I'm "Lokitis" (which means "Wild one". Loki is also the Greek God of mischief. What can I say? The deck was stacked against me from the beginning people!!! ...but I digress.)
Following his day of work, Shaun-boy brought some company home for a late "St. Patrick's type dinner" of corned beef & cabbage... of course with the good ole' Italian pastry of Zepoles (traditional on the Feast of St. Joseph).
During the evening I would recieve little visits to the kitchen for "I love you's" and "thank you's" from a grateful husband as well as some stolen kisses as I prepared the meal and later during the evening I found myself looking at my good husband while he cleared and did the dishes for everyone (silently as the conversation continued at the table) all the while thanking God for this man like St. Joseph. Shaun might think St. Joseph gave me to him... but I think it's the other way around... and boy am I grateful!