Monday, May 15, 2006

My Mom had a doctor's appointment downtown at seven in the morning on Thursday. After waiting on pins and needles in the waiting room while she was being examined, we found out that the infection we were worried about did not enter the bone. Thank you all so very much for your prayers.

Since she was not as sick as we expected, Mom, William and I drove up to Arlington on Thursday afternoon to bring products up to the convention and be with the rest of the family. While at the convention, I was able to visit with old friends, and also get to know a family I had met last fall at our family camp. During those two days, I learned how to play chess (thanks to some new friends) and today I beat Caleb three times. I've tried not to let it get to my head, but.....

Mom, William, Melissa and I were supposed to leave early on Saturday to get the house ready for the family coming home, and to prepare for church the next day, but things didn't work out as planned. We stayed for most of tear down as we were trying to gather miscellaneous items that we couldn't seem to find. Our friends from the family camp were so kind in staying to help us tear down, pack up and load our trailer. Our team left just as they were finishing with the last one or two loads. My dad called us as we turned off of I-30 onto I-45 and told us he was on the road and thirty minutes behind us. We suggested meeting up at a coffee shop somewhere, but he didn't really want to stop. We pulled off in Ennis to get coffee, dinner and gas. I was ordering the food and when I turned around, my dad and the van crew were right across the street. So, Mom grabbed her computer so she could do some work on the way home, I ordered the rest of the family some dinner, and we started our journey once more, with Dad leading the way.

We arrived home around eleven o'clock or so, and once every suitcase was in, we all crashed into our own sweet, comfy beds, with our own warm blankets and fluffy pillows and comfort objects...okay, well not of us. It was so wonderful to worship with our church family on Sunday. The congregation swelled with praises and sang with great gusto for every hymn and Psalm.

Ahhh...there really is nothing like home. Today we cleaned house, washed, dried and folded laundry, and put our house back into some bit of order. Then, Melissa, Jessica and I went out to play some volleyball. We had a nice dinner, and a big salad with "real" lettuce, fresh herbs and such, and right now I am making pudding with some of the raw milk we picked up in Illinois. Tomorrow I'm going to use it for banana pudding, that is, if I don't eat it all before it even makes to the refrigerator...


  1. Hello...

    Oh, I'm so glad to hear that your mom's infection isn't as serious as you thought! That's wonderful...hopefully she'll be able to recover quickly and not have it come back again.

    Isn't so nice to do home-y things like laundry, cleaning and cooking after you haven't done them for awhile? I love doing those things!

    Hopefully I don't offend by asking this or bringing it up...but I was curious. I've been to your church's web-site and there wasn't much mentioned about their stand on baptism there. However when I saw your church listed on the National Center for Family-Integrated Church web-site, it classified it as "Paedobaptist", which, as I understand it, means you believe in infant baptism. Is that correct? If it is, would you mind explaining to me what Biblical basis you find for that view and what Scriptures you use to support it? Again...I hope I haven't offended you...that wasn't my intention in the least! Have a glorious day...and enjoy being home!

  2. Anonymous8:19 AM

    I know exactly what you mean about the joy of coming home. Now if only we could package that feeling for every day when the chores start to feel like chores! The day I can do all of my housework, and then re-do it all again because of "little hands" with a smile on face and that "coming home" feeling will be a great day!
    Mrs. Dumais


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