15 Years Ago on the Feast of the Guardian Angels

by | Oct 3, 2014 | Angels, Happy Anniversary, Prayers for Children, Weddings | 16 comments

Today is our 15th wedding anniversary! I realized this afternoon that our littlest ones had never seen our wedding album. I pulled it out and it was so much fun watching their reactions to all the pictures. I also finished praying my St. Therese novena today, the eve of her traditional feast day, and I actually have a little “rose” story to share, but that will have to wait for now since Sean and I are going out to celebrate. Happy Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels! 
“Uncle David is so little!!!” Hard to believe that he was only three when we got married and now he’s in college… 
Snuggles and Rose were excited to spot their Godfathers in this picture.
… and Bud wanted to know why he still hasn’t even gotten to meet his! 😉
“Gampa!!!” {aka “grandma” lol}

A Mother’s Prayer to the Guardian Angels of Her Children 

I humbly salute ye, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and for my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed society. Amen. 


  1. Grace

    Happy anniversary Jessica! Beautiful pictures! ♥

    2014-10-03 02:14:24

  2. Sherri

    I just love that last picture of your little Rose smiling as she looks at your album- precious! You make a lovely couple! Happy anniversary!

    2014-10-03 02:18:16

  3. Jessica Ost

    Happy anniversary!!

    2014-10-03 02:20:52

  4. Carrie McDowell

    JMJ Happy Anniversary, you two! Love seeing all the family photos! Had never seen certain someones in tuxes before. :o) Enjoy your special day!

    2014-10-03 02:23:55

  5. otsparkle

    We are celebrating 10 years today! Happy anniversary to you, Jessica!

    2014-10-03 03:00:46

  6. guest

    Happy anniversary! God blessed this earth when he joined your hearts. Your yes echos daily in all you so sweetly for His glory. Love the pictures. Your prayer to the Guardian angels is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing such treasures for inviting grace into our hearts.

    2014-10-03 03:03:49

  7. melanie

    wow! I can sure see your family in your kids. Your littlest brother in that picture especially looks so much like snuggles!

    2014-10-03 03:14:59

  8. Elizabeth C

    So sweet! Is it me or did I spot a huge resemblance between one if your younger brothers and Bud & Snuggles?

    2014-10-03 03:30:05

  9. Jennifer

    Happy Anniversary! Beautiful album, we tried watching our wedding video with the kids last anniversary, but my son just kept asking why he wasn't in it. Lol! Hope you had a great night of celebrating.

    2014-10-03 03:56:39

  10. Debbie

    Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated out 17th and our kids loved looking through our wedding album as well! May you and your husband be blessed with many more years of Holy Matrimony! You are a beautiful witness to Catholic family life!

    2014-10-03 14:45:33

  11. jbc2789

    Happy Anniversary! Beautiful wedding pictures-thank you for sharing them!

    2014-10-03 17:40:56

  12. Angela

    Happy Anniversary Jessica and Sean! Can't wait to hear your rose story . . . . 😉

    2014-10-04 00:40:59

  13. Amy Caroline

    Happy anniversary!!! Hope your day was beautiful!

    2014-10-05 01:16:33

  14. Erin

    Congratulations!!! Loved seeing all the extended family pics!:) Just been to my bro's wedding, he's one of 8 and married a girl who is the oldest of 9. Extra fun party:)

    2014-10-06 01:41:49

  15. Bernadette :)

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos from your wedding album with all of us. Being that your anniversary is the day before mine (my husband and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary on October 3rd) I'll remember to say a special prayer for the two of you on your anniversary from now on! May God continue to bless you and your wonderful family. 🙂

    2014-10-06 14:31:37

  16. Genevieve

    This was SO much fun to look at! Congratulations on your anniversary! I just love the picture of you with all of your brothers!!!

    2014-10-08 03:58:28


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