We were married almost 19 years ago (December 13th, 1991. Holy cow, that’s a long time ago).

A few weeks ago our sweet friend and priest … the beloved man who married us … died peacefully and unexpectedly in his home. We are super sad.

But we also feel lucky to laugh heartily every December 13th when we pay homage to our couplehood by watching our hour and 47 minute wedding ceremony (yes, ceremony. The reception adds another few hours to the video). That night, Fr. Tom Campion told stories of goodness, happiness and previewed the hard work we would encounter in marriage. Dang, he was right! He was a smart … brilliant … man. Fr. Tom gave us a foundation of key wisdoms that eve, as he has many times since. About life. About sacrifice. About marriage. We still practice what he taught us. He really knew – some how – what happy couples must do.

In memory of Monsignor Thomas Campion, we say “Amen!” to him. And we are ever-thankful because, as he was oft-heard saying, he’d “rather marry ’em than bury ’em.”

You’ve touched us and made us happier. Thanks, Fr. Tom. We will see you again some day.