The bride looked nervous before the Mass began. Earlier this spring, she had to say good-bye to her beloved father, Robert H. Volk Jr. or “Mickey” to his friends and loved ones. Her brother, Mack, seem to cherish the role of escorting his lovely sister down the aisle.
Awaiting this beautiful bride, was my nephew, Jacob Reuter. So many preparations, so many family members, all coming together for this one special day. The priest, Father John Tapp at Holy Family Church wisely encouraged them to, “enjoy the moment.”
Life is a series of these moments. Day by day, hour by hour, year by year, God gives us the precious gift of time that unfolds to become our lives. My spiritual director, Fr. August P. Bosio, who went home to the Lord in the year 2000, would offer this advice; “Love, be loved and spread the joy.” I felt his words echoing in my heart on this special day.