Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spring has Sprung in the South

Yes, I'm still alive, any of you who have checked my blog and despaired of me ever writing again. We were gone for three weeks, and then our internet wasn't working, and now it is, and here I am. So--what's new with us? Well, we are withdrawing from service with our company as of March 15th, and my husband is job-hunting. We have all had a terrible "flu-like" upper respiratory infection, and are just getting over it. Our son Bobby had a PET scan a few weeks ago that was NOT clear, but he was sick at the time, so he has to have it repeated in a few weeks. The doctor thinks it's a false positive. But I ask myself these days--at what point will I stop wondering if the cancer is coming back? When does life REALLY get back to normal? What is "normal" anyway? As for blogging--I sympathize with my friend Renata--I, too, have so many things going through my head that it's hard to know where to start blogging.

The blessings have continued:
--Time spent with my parents, my brother Jon and his family, and our friends the Irwins.
--Rothwell Baptist Church is still letting us live in their "Chatham House."
--Unexpected financial blessing from some friends who were led by the Lord to send us some money.
--It's great to live so near Eric's parents, and his sister and her husband (and Teddy--let's not forget Teddy!)
--I've been able to talk to my Indian friend Pintu a few times on Skype--it has been wonderful to be in contact with her. And she assures me that if we go back to visit, we are always welcome in their home. What a lovely woman she is!

I've been reading. (duh!) Those of you who know me well know that I'm never without two or three books-in-progress. I'll just list some of my recent or current books, and next post I'll review one of them:
Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham
Culture Shift by Al Mohler
What's So Great About Christianity? by Dinesh D'Souza
The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Home schooling calls, so I'll leave you with some pictures I took this morning in our front yard. (These are especially for my parents :) ENJOY!!!


Renata said...

Ciao babe, what's up?
Spring? What is that? We should be getting a few more inches of snow this weekend. Hopefully the kids can go sledding tomorrow :-)
Great to hear from you and I have wanted to call you but I lost your number. Please send it to me.

chandra said...

YAY!! You found your way bag to the world of blog!! I have been checking often. It was so great talking the other day ( and I didn't go over my minutes afterall!. We REALLY need to get together again soon!..Maybe next week one day. We don't have coop. Let me know. Love ya!

Alice C. said...

Renata, amiga, try to stay warm! We got our fill of the winter weather when we were up at my parents. Love you!

Alice C. said...

Chandra: It was great talking to you, too. In fact, I think I'll call you today :)

chandra said...

Thanks soooo much for the chat this afternoon. Don't forget to send me your email again. Talk with you soon. Love ya

Shannon said...

Glad you have been able to talk with Pintu...probably more than I have. She's been kind of distant lately. You can pray for that.

Alice C. said...

Shan: I will definitely be praying about that, and for you guys in general. We miss you!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Alice,
We love the photos of the azaleas. Thanks so much, sweetheart for posting them. We had pots of them in the patio when we lived in Medellin, Colombia, but of course you weren't there, were you???

Love you always, Mom and Dad

Alice C. said...

Hi, Mom and Dad--so glad you like the photos. The azaleas are really coming out in force down here this week, along with the pine pollen :( which leads to allergies.

I don't remember azaleas growing in PR--did they grow there?
Love you, Alice