We're home. It's time to start recovering from vacation. : )
What a weekend. It was so wonderful. My brother, Asa, was ordained on Saturday to the full work of the ministry. The Lord blessed him to respond to the questions powerfully with concise clarity. It was like hearing a dozen mini-sermons. You can listen to all the sermons from the ordination here.
I used to live in Maryland. Mt Carmel PBC used to be my church home. It was a sweet reunion with many dear friends (and family, too). Harford county is such a beautiful area, even in the winter, but in the spring and summer, it makes my heart hurt for the beauty of the hills and green green fields.
Hattie managed the airplane travel like a champ, and she slept the majority of our flights. We stuffed food in her while she was awake to try to keep her ears popping with the air pressure changes, and, thankfully, it seemed to work. : ) She never warmed up to anyone on the trip and was practically stuck like velcro on my hip, but that was alright with me considering how far out of our quiet routine we all were.
Asa and Karla have a lovely LITTLE home. We managed to squeeze 13 people into their 3-bedroom apartment, but 6 of them were under 4 years old. We went out to Cracker Barrel one night, and the hostess did a double-take when we told her we needed a table for 13 with six high chairs.