Sunday, June 5, 2016

366 Project - Day 157 - "Abstract (Wonderful Day)"

June 05, 2016 - "Abstract (Wonderful Day)"

Today was a good day.

Actually, no - today was a wonderful day!

We joined my sister-in-law Angel and my beautiful niece Liliana for Mass at St. Matthew's.

We followed that with attending the Knights of Columbus Community Breakfast in the church hall - thanks to our wonderful friend Anthony, who is a member of the KoC. The guest speaker was Fr. Reggie Norman of Our Lady of Fatima in Wilton. Fr. Reggie is an amazing and truly inspirational speaker... and the talk he gave today, which was on the subject of "family", definitely did not disappoint! He is such a gifted speaker that I wish every parish in the Diocese of Bridgeport should invite him to come and speak. He truly is an inspiration!

Breakfast was followed by coffee and conversation at my sister-in-law's house... before we had to head down to Stamford for the rest of the day.

We stopped to visit my dad - which was very nice because he was quite happy and talkative today - and just looked and seemed so much better than when we had visited him last weekend. I had been worried about him all week, because he just seemed so "down" - emotionally and physically - last Saturday. Today though he lit up when he saw us come in and we sat and talked for a while and he seemed much more "himself" than he has been. He gave small gifts to each of the kids - a single-decade Rosary bracelet to Caitlynn... and a St. Benedict medal to Brandon.

Then it was off to Caitlynn's final performance with the Connecticut Ballet Center. It was very nice - but kind of felt strange, knowing that it's her very last dance performance before she goes off to college to major in dance. It was bittersweet... because it marked the end of something we've known for so many years now - but also the beginning of the next step.

We ended our time in Stamford with dinner at "Tomato Tom├Ąto" - which has amazing Pizza Margherita and a Gorgonzola Garlic Bread that is so good I could have eaten the entire order myself!

Now we're back home in Danbury. Time to wind down and relax with some wine before heading off to bed and ending another gift of a day.

Life truly IS good!

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P.S. - In case you're wondering - today's photo is of the wooden foot pedals of the church organ at St. Matthew's.

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