I kept thinking all day it was a date begging to be remembered for something. June 6th is both D-Day and my niece Jennifer's birthday but the 7th ... hmmm ... the bell just wasn't ringing: but I kept thinking ... isn't that something, too? What am I forgetting?
And then ... over Moo Shu Pork with my sweetie at the end of a LOOOONG Sunday at work in All Saints Church Fields of the Lord ... I remembered: It's a "double annniversary for +Gene!
SIX years ago today -- June 7, 2003 -- the then New Hampshire Canon to the Ordinary was elected Bishop of New Hampshire ...
And one year ago today -- June 7, 2008 -- +Gene and Mark started officially living "happily ever after" as their civil union was blessed in the same church where he'd been elected Bishop of New Hampshire five years ago -- to the day.
So ... late in the day though this comes... best wishes for many, MANY years more ... to both +Gene and Mark ... as we celebrate with them the blessing of their love, their leadership and their example: MAZEL TOV x 2!!