Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Christ Church Presbyterian

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.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for all of you that you have an adopted church and family. The true Christian spirit has shown its face to you. We miss you here in Lake Charles and hope it won't be long until you are back with us. Prayers and love,

bev

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! God is so good... meeting every need that you have. How awesome is that? Surrounding you with love and support from all directions and healing Eric completely! What a God we belong to. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Have a blessed night.

Anonymous said...

Angie: We have all been blessed by your blog. We are elated over Eric's progress. Ann and Lenn

Anonymous said...

Good morning Angie
And thanks for an inspiring start to my day.
God has truly showered you with gifts of loving, caring people.
What a blessing.
Have a wonderful day.
Keep up the good work today, Eric!
Love
Anne

Anonymous said...

SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN PEOLPLE ARE AWESOME. THANK YOU GOD FOR THE WAY YOU HANDLE THINGS. FIRST OF ALL FOR GETTING ERIC TO HOUSTON AND THEN FOR THE SUPPORT GROUPS,PRAYER WARRIORS,VISITING PASTOR,FAMILY AND STRANGERS WHO CARE.ALSO FOR THE DRS.NURSES AND STAFF.ERIC, GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU. WILL BE ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
LOVE TO YA'LL.
JOAN