Happy Birthday...Enjoy Your Pilgrimage, Love Kevin
Today was my birthday. Up until this day, I had been praying constantly for the trip to Lourdes and Fatima. I begged the Blessed Mother to please help me find a way to be on this pilgrimage. I mentioned it several times to my husband. I asked several people to pray for me. When my husband turned me down, I cried and I told the Blessed Mother I would do so.
This day, for me birthday, my husband gave me the most beautiful card. I was in awe opening it and before I could finish reading the message, I saw what he wrote: "Enjoy your pilgrimage! Love, Kevin"
I was in disbelief and filled with so much happiness and joy, but continued to open the folded piece of newspaper inside the card. As I opened it, I started to realize what it was and the magnitude of this gift. It was the pilgrimage I had been praying for. I was so very, very happy that I cried. I cannot even describe how much love I felt at that moment. I was so happy. It took me awhile to calm my heart down and to collect my joyful tears. I was simply amazed and very grateful.