Sunday, November 02, 2008
The bench is a memorial to my wife's father, a priest who unexpectedly passed away earlier this year. St. Barnabas was the last church at which he served full time.
You knew something special was happening because my 18-year-old son actually entered a church and sat through an entire service, including a baptism.
The whole family assembled, along with many of my mother-in-law's friends. It made her happy to have everyone together. She said she has lots of happy memories of her grandchildren visiting that church.
It's sad it took a tragedy to get everyone together there one more time.
The inscription helps the membership remember how my father-in-law would dismiss them at the end of a service.
Let's hope, as the years go by, that the bench continues to get more than a passing glance.
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