Fr. Mahon acknowledged the anniversary and Jen's breast cancer diagnosis but also thoughtfully spoke of other parish families experiencing challenges and triumphs. Jen, Erin and I were proud - once again - to present the gifts for consecration. Fr. Mahon was sensitive to sharing too much information about us at a public mass but we write a blog that is closing in on a million page views and don't really have too many closely held family secrets. So why not?
After a quick brunch together with family , Jen, Erin and I said our goodbyes and came home to chill together. Just the nuclear fam. Some NFL playoff football, some Food Channel Celebrity Cook Off and some time together. Lovely. Comfortable and fun.
And while Jen and I have chosen to journal quite publicly over the past 21 months, Ms. Erin has mostly been private with her thoughts and grieving. That is until today when she offered the following to her Facebook friends - and today Erin Irene O'Hara posts for all of us: