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Proverbs 18:22
Sunday, September 25 2011

The Greatest Blessing...

For this week's Bible verse, I want to share some exciting news:

"He who finds a wife finds happiness; it is a favor he receives from the Lord."  -Proverbs 18:22, NAB

It is my pleasure and greatest honor to announce that I found Mrs. Waking Up Catholic.  Yes, I asked my girlfriend to marry me this weekend, and to my surprise, she actually said yes.  It has been a great journey thus far, but the journey is only beginning.

We met three and a half years ago while working together.  Two years ago, after a great deal of convincing, she finally went on a date with me.  Since then, it has been the most amazing years of my life.  We have celebrated the joys of life together, and we have supported each other through the struggles.  I found a woman who complements my personality in every way, and I feel blessed for it.

Along the way, we have faced our share of challenges.  We have strived to focus our relationship on Christ together.  Along the way, with every step, we have tried to follow God's Will for our lives.  Even when people questioned our decisions because we followed Christ's path, instead of the world's path, we remained steadfast in our faith.  Our goal was to follow a traditional path in a nontraditional world.

We have found our vocation, together as man and wife.  No matter where our lives take us, in our career or otherwise, we have found purpose in our life together.  She gives me strength, and I am a better man for it.  I found a career where I can lift up God, and I owe her for it.  I write about my faith daily, and she has been my encouragement.  I hope to always strive to be a better man, and she is my inspiration.

The Lord has blessed my life by bringing her into it.  In just over four months, I will take the future Mrs. Waking Up Catholic, Mari DeGuia, as my wife.  I love you, sweetie, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you.


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