The Messina Family

The Messina Family
Barcelona 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Reunion of sorts

We attend the base chapel at Offutt AFB. It's not literally on the base, but we have a military priest and the great majority of the families there in attendance are active duty or retired military. I happened to look over my shoulder before Mass began and saw a familiar face from our days in Okinawa. Our military priest there, Monsignor John Cusack, was in the congregation! He retired before we left Okinawa and then was hired by the military to continue to serve the military community by being a priest at an Air Force base in Arizona.

Monsignor Cusack helped us do some of the paperwork required for our homestudy to adopt Lily. He helped us with the process but left Okinawa before we adopted Lily. We got to introduce them to each other after Mass. It was really a wonderful thing. It was so great to be able to have them meet. Without his help, we wouldn't have Lily. He was just passing through...but it was great to see him and introduce him to Lily. We have kept in touch over the last several years via his email ministry. What a wonderful suprise and what a small world!

No comments: