We got word this week that
Mr. Husband would be ordained as a
subdeacon on Friday,
our Churches' Feast day!
Mr. Husband was ordained from being a
Reader to a Subdeacon!
It was so deeply beautiful!
Three years ago I found out that
the then unknown Reader who I married
a year-plus-1.5 months later,
was willing to email me and our new
life had it's beginning through emailed letters...
now we are married and he became a subdeacon
on this wonderful feast day to St. Elizabeth!
It was so wonderful that it happened that Mr. Husband's
parents were already planning on coming!
After the Feast Day we all went to Princeton to enjoy
a nice afternoon and early evening together.
Mr. Husband and I's first real date day in New Jersey was
at Princeton and it was really special to go back
with Mr. Husband's parents.
The above picture Mr. Husband when we were dating
said would be perfect for knights jousting
and I said would be prefect for a formal beautiful ball. :)
We then went to the chapel...
We saw the beautiful large chapel at Princeton again;
this chapel was one of the last beautiful things my
Oma ever saw in pictures as we were visiting her
and I told her about the future Mr. Husband and I's
time in New Jersey and showed her the pictures of Princeton
and esp. the chapel. She just loved all that stain glass.
It was so very special to be in this chapel those years later,
with Mr. Husband made a subdeacon that morning
and showing the chapel to his parents, the chapel that Mr. Husband and I looked at together when we were dating and loved so much.
The chapel that my Oma loved and she told me that
everyone wants a little happiness and that she was so glad
that I was dating the not-yet-Mr. Husband.
We knew that my Oma knew we would marry and it was
a comfort that I got to see her and show her pictures of
my then beloved boyfriend.
was a deeply meaningful act of love
that he showed to me and
And so here we are, with family... :)...
I am now, as a woman who is now a Deacon's wife,
which in the Russian tradition makes her a Matuska,
when her husband became a subdeacon, (the level before Deacon)
she called herself a subtuska,
and so I am now (this is a joke of course)
Subtuska Elizabeth ;)
So tomorrow DV is church and our house is being
blessed while my parents-in-law are still here.
My father-in law is making us a beautiful pantry.
More on that DV next week.
We are preparing the house and the food
for the dinner we will make after
the house blessing.
It's a special time for us and one
that we are most grateful for!