Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Add one more!

I called up my folks this last Sunday, as is my usual habit. I try to call them once a week. Sometimes I fail at this, but usually I make sure I call at least once every week and a half. Not too much is new with them. They're just having fun being grandparents.

But, I also got in contact with some of my siblings. I'm the youngest of four. These I keep in contact with usually at least once a month. Sometimes it will be more frequent. Usually not less. Well, as I was talking with my brother who is about five years older than I, he handed the phone off to his daughter who is five years old. She and I talked for a short while. She's taking swimming lessons and enjoying them. She thinks I should marry the pool lady, who is 50+ years old and not yet married. Obviously, my niece doesn't understand celibacy. Then, I spoke with her brother, my nephew, who quickly interrupted me because he was so excited and said, "Mom has a baby!" Since he interrupted me, and he's only 2 years old, and he wasn't holding the phone close to his mouth, I didn't quite hear it perfectly and I asked, "What?!" And he said, "I'm gonna be big brother!" And then I knew it must be true, for he wouldn't have understood the idea of being a big brother unless my brother and sister-in-law had explained it to him. Once my brother was back on the phone, I double-checked and sure enough. They're expecting. I guess it's supposed to be a March due date, but she had both of those kids early, so we shall have to see.

But, being an uncle for the seventh time isn't bad. I have been wondering if there might be another one coming along the way sometime soon. Sure enough.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Talk to Deacon Michael.

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