Sunday, August 9, 2020

John Paul and Emily are MARRIED!

Here are a few pictures from yesterday's happy day (I didn't take many, since there were real photographers on hand for that).

The wedding went as well as anything could go in this crazy year. Requirements, recommendations, modifications, etc. in both the State of Virginia and the Diocese of Arlington are sufficiently "open" at this time that we were able to have a nice gathering for the ceremony and a reception too. It's still an unpredictable world, but Virginia has been better off than many other places, and God willing it'll stay that way and other places will improve. As for the world, it never has "guaranteed" anything regarding easy circumstances and it never will. The joy of this day was a gift for which we are deeply grateful.

We continue to pray and do our best and trust in God's goodness moving forward.

But I have so many impressions and thoughts that I still have to sort through and ponder before writing more about this day. So for now we'll stick to pictures. First of all, I'm so happy to present Mr and Mrs John Paul and Emily Janaro:

Here are John Paul and his four sisters (they have all "grown up" on this blog, but just in case you haven't seen them lately, they are - from the left - Lucia, Teresa, Josefina, and Agnese):

And here is the most recent, up-to-date, and complete picture of the Janaro family:

We haven't had many chances to "dress up" in 2020. My role as "Father of the Groom" was relatively easy. In any case, I rose to the challenge... of putting on a suit!😉 Well, in any case, I found an excuse to take some goofy selfies:

Meanwhile, Eileen looked stunning. I sneeked a picture of her and John Paul during the "Mother-Son dance" at the reception. I'm so blessed to have such a great lady for my wife, and I pray that John Paul and Emily will have as much joy as we have known in these years, and that they will be blessed with children as great as the ones God gave us!