Sunday, July 13, 2008

HOME

The children and I arrived home Friday evening, along with Eric's mom, after two long days of traveling. We are all still tired but we're thrilled to be home. I missed Eric so much while we were gone, and I definitely don't do the "single parent" thing very well. Saturday night a family from our new church had us over to eat dinner with them and some other friends, and that was great--I didn't have to cook, and the food was outstanding! (Thanks, Heather and Kenny!) Then today we went to church and were invited to another family's house for Sunday dinner. (Thanks Mrs. Leola and Mr. Donald!) It was another wonderful meal. What's even sweeter is the fellowship that we have with our new church family. It makes me thank the Lord again for bringing us to Chevis Oaks. This morning we all shared in the Lord's Supper together, and at the end we sang:

Blessed be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like that to that above.

Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one
Our comforts and our cares.

We share each other's woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

What a privilege it is to share in communion with other believers.

6 comments:

tmagskjohns said...

So glad you are home safely! Love you, Alice! Mary

chandra said...

HI Alice,
I am glad ya'll made it home safely! Let's plan a get together soon. Aaron and I will be leaving Wednesday for a mission trip in Helen, Georgia for 6 days. We will come home on the 21st and then we will start school on the 28th. Were you able to get the Horizons 2 math teacher's book?
Love ya,
Chandra

hildi quinones said...

Hey, Alice!
Last time we wrote was around your 40th birthday. I turned 40 in October, and since then our life has fallen apart, thanks to cancer.
Don't want to go into it here.
Pablo is fine; I am too (physically, anyway).
Could you write me at hquinones@amgprlaw.com? It's my new job.

Ruth said...

It was great to see you and the kids, Alice. Love you much. Ruthie

Alice C. said...

Chandra: The math book is on its way back to me--to then be passed on to you!

Ruthie: I love you so much! Thanks for taking the time to come up and se us. Also--congratulations on your new title, Frau Direktor!

Nildi: Te escribi un e-mail. Espero que lo recibas pronto. Te quiero mucho.

Alice C. said...

Oh yeah--didn't want to forget you, Mary. You know I love you, too!