Don't you love the way God puts people in your life at just the right time when you need them? Never has this been so evident as it has during our time here in Houston. A friend, Susan, from our church in Pittsburgh has a cousin, Debbie, who lives not far from TCH. When we transferred here from Lake Charles, Susan alerted Debbie, who informed her pastor, and both came to the hospital almost immediately to visit us. Not only did the pastor and his wife, (Lacy and Darlene Sellars) come visit, they gave us the keys to their house along with detailed directions, phone numbers, email addresses, and told us to come any time. (FYI, for my northern readers, here in the south, Lacy is a man's name.) Lacy told Lee Ann, a woman who attends his church and has a long history and connections here at TCH, about us, and she came right over as well. Lee Ann has been a wonderful sounding board. She knows and understands everything we're going through. As more and more people in Lacy's congregation heard Eric's story, they, too, began following the blog and praying for him. After Bob went back to Lake Charles last weekend, Lee Ann and Lacy asked for volunteers and Lee Ann put together a schedule and has someone lined up to come visit Eric and I most every day. It's simply amazing, how these folks seemed to come out of nowhere and have loved and embraced us, taken us into their family. Mom and I attended this church on Easter Sunday and again today. It's wonderful to have a place to worship while we're away from home, where we don't feel like total strangers.
Bob and Mom have been here since Friday evening for the weekend. Andrew was in Orlando on the band trip this weekend. The past two weekends, some combination of Mom, Bob, Andrew and myself have stayed at the Sellars, done laundry, had much needed restful nights' sleep, and been served fabulous breakfasts. When Lacy and Darlene retire from ministry, they should open a B & B. My whole family is most grateful for their incredible hospitality.
So I just want to thank Susan for contacting her cousin. And a huge thank you to the Sellars and Christ Church Presbyterian (www.ccpres.org) for their ongoing prayers and loving support for my family during this difficult time. You all have made this trial a bit easier.
Eric continues to improve, doing well. It's been a quiet day, watching several movies. We're getting bored. That's a sure sign it's time to go home.