For day's I have wanted to write my blog but I just could not find the words for how I am feeling.
I will have to briefly go back two years.
Back then I was struggling with my emotions after going through Breast Cancer, I was taking medication for Anxiety and was overweight, the heaviest I had ever been.
A friend suggested I go to Malta with her for a week, I was not sure as I did not want to leave Louie as I was so fretful, but with his blessing I dared to go.
While there I made friends with a lovely lady called " Ida", she is Maltese. She took me to the island of Gozo to the Church of Miracles, as soon as I entered this amazing Church I was overwhelmed with its beauty. I knelt at the alter and in prayer I told all my fears, I was moved to heart felt tears.
I have never looked back, my life changed, I changed.
Last week Louie and I went to Malta for a week, I introduced him to my lovely friends Ida and Barbara, some days we spent with them other days we just spent time together alone. It was lovely just being together and for a while time stood still.
The day before we leave for home we set off with our friends to catch the ferry to Gozo, there Louie treat us ladies to a beautiful lunch by the sea...
After lunch we drove with the roof down to the Church, I had butterflies my eyes were scanning the hilltops for any signs as this wonderful Church all of a sudden appears on the hilltop!
Then I see her...
As we enter I hear Louie say " wow"
What happened this day in this sacred Church will stay with me for all my day's.
The story to this Church is amazing and there is a special room at the back of the Church which dates back to the 1800 century that has the original doorway to where a peasant Woman Karmni Grima had a calling, its through this door that she would enter and pray daily until she was exhausted after working in the fields.
It was this doorway that Pope John Paul11 was to enter when he came to bless this Church at a private alter. It was at this doorway that my lovely man went down on one knee and proposed to me in front of the Priest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had no idea!
I could not catch my breathe, the priest blessed us and my beautiful ring and then invited us to go into the room and sign in a book at the desk that Pope John Paul11 used when he made his visit!!
I do not know what I have ever done to deserve such an experience.
Louie only asked the Priest for permission to propose on the steps of the Church, what then happened was all down to this wonderful man Father Dominic.
You can see my ring on the hand of Christ in the picture of my blog header, I put it there when I wash the dishes and stare at it...remembering :) The pebbles in the photo of my kitchen windowsill are what I picked up from the beach on this day.
We finished the afternoon looking out to sea at the Azure Window, other wise known as the window of Gozo.
In the next month or so I will have been medication free for 1 whole year and have now lost two stone in weight.
I am humbled, God Bless x