I was blessed to grow up in a family with a strong faith in the Lord. Growing up Catholic and going to a Catholic school meant that certain spiritual events in life were done on a more group level. Things like Baptism, Prayer, First Communion, and 8th Grade confirmation were all very personal to me, especially when I dedicated my life to Jesus during confirmation. Although it wasn't until courting my wife in high school that I truly understood what having a "personal" relationship with Christ really meant. It was then that I rededicated my life to Jesus and began to fully realize what joy life can bring when you put Him first.