Journeying through life with my friend, Michael, is an incredible gift! We were friends long before either of us decided to go into ministry, and now we support each other in our respective vocations: me as a wife, mother, and lay minister in the church, and him as a priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Watching, Michael, live his vocation is a great joy! I have no doubt that he is doing exactly what God called him to do. I am thankful that he is not only one of our best friends and God-father to both of our kids, but also that he and I are colleagues in ministry. We support each other regularly. We read each others’ talks (and his homilies), we listen to each other when one of us is struggling in ministry, and we keep each other grounded through humor and humility!
In December, we were able to visit Michael’s parish on the bayou in Louisiana, and I was able to capture a few shots of the stained glass windows in this 100 year old church. Truly a Mesa Moment for me to see my friend in his space living his vocation!