Craig’s eyes twinkle, his mouth twitches. I recognize the man I fell for, the man whose face still stuns me with love. He’s a gentle tease, and for the past few weeks, these three words have formed a refrain: He blessed us.
The former pope, that is—Benedict XVI, whose general audience at St. Peter’s Square we attended back in October 2011 and who, after his homily on the Twenty-third Psalm, offered a blessing to “the young people, the sick, and the newlyweds.”
“The newlyweds, Craig and Lindsey,” my husband insists.
I smile. “Right. Craig and Lindsey and thousands of other people there that morning.”
“Us,” my husband insists. “Craig and Lindsey, of San Francisco.” [Read more…]