The Lord gave Phillip a very profitable time, encouragement to his soul, and wonderful fellowship with our DEAR family and DEAR church people!
But, there were 6 people in Colombia COUNTING THE MINUTES until we could have our husband/Daddy back with us. He got back late Thursday night. (Phillip had just gotten out of the taxi. Please excuse the blurry pics.)
We thought it was sweet/SAD that our neighbor boy Nicolas couldn't wait to see Phillip either. You see he lives with his Mom and has no Dad in his life, so he looks to Phillip as Daddy. ~
But, our WONDERFUL FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CHURCH PEOPLE surprised us with sending us some small goodies, that THRILLED our hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's always dangerous to try to start naming gifts, for fear of leaving something out, but I'll give it my best.
~The Pumpkin Reese's, FUN Bath and Body works FALL hand soap, the books for the kids, fun hand sanitizers, the glowing duck for Mary's bath time from the Ryans,
~the fun clothes, and Reese's from GG and Gramp and Gram,
~the bag of Candy corn from Sis. Carol Clapper,
~the birthday cards, and nice CDs that Mom D. mailed to Phillip,
~the fun muffin scoops and Skyline packets, the soap and cream, and the 2 new Holiness Music CDs from Pastor and Grammy (including one Christmas CD...we LOVE Christmas music. It really helps our hearts not miss home/USA soooooo badly),
~A new holiness music CD, Books/chorus books to share with our church from Stephanie and the Smiths,
~A Holiness Theology book to share with our people from the Flings,
~Hand-written notes/pictures, spices, gum, sprinkles, New York Mint patties, a CUTE blouse for me, Fun hand sanitizers, and another TREAT (pictured below) from the Hausmans!
~A gift of Cash was given to buy something special for me. How FUN!! =)
WE LOVE EVERYTHING!
WE LOVE...BEING SO LOVED! =)
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR ALL YOU SENT!!! CONSIDER YOURSELVES HUGGED! ~
Oh, we ENJOYED some on my homemade biscuits for breakfast that next morning. SO YUMMO! Thanks, Lincoln, and Laura.~
We took this picture the next day of Sarah (wearing a new fun sweater from Gramp and Gram), Daddy, and Elijah (who was still in his night shirt, but wanted to jump into the picture. =)~
All that you see on our bed is for her! Thank the Lord Phillip had room to bring it all back.~
Thank you to each one of you who were so kind to Phillip while he was in the US. He said that he had a BLAST...although he felt like he was only HALF there without us. =)
And Thank you for your kindnesses to us too.
AND A BIG Thank you to Jesus, for bringing my man safely back to us.~