11 May 2013

A kryptic post

Approximately 5 yrs ago I met a priest who came over here from China to study for his Doctorate in Philosophy of Practical Theology. He is a Catholic priest and as you know being a catholic priest in China isn't something that is accepted. I am not Catholic and do not care organised religion but this man won our hearts the very first time we met him. I am not going to call him by name here  or mention any names at all that can be linked to him directly.

Over the past five years he has spent a lot of time around my girls, they love him dearly and he has spent a lot of time in my home and today we went to St *** University to watch him walk. He wasn't going to do it. He didn't want the attention on him, it isn't like him to be the centre of attention but thankfully someone knocked some sense into him. He is a very humble man. We are going to miss him so very much.

There were many graduates at the university today some with Bachelors, others with Masters but only one received his doctorate and he did so a year early.

the only photo under that heading in the program
we were so close to the stage but it was easier to take photos from the jumbo tron.
Getting ready to walk 
A doctor and a priest.....but still first and foremost a humble and kind man.
Finally, a little pomp and circumstance here in Florida
Congratulations, we are so proud of you and so very happy for you yet we are so so sad to know that you are going to be leaving and going home. We will miss you very very much. Thank you for everything you have shared with the girls.

Becasue of this man I have also had a Chinese Bishop in my house...crazy huh? Yes I know hanging out in my house and wearing shorts! That is nuts.


Valerie Emerle said...

wow that's incredible!

Vivian M said...

How very awesome! I hope some day you all can go back to China to visit your friend.


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