Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Communion

Our church, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Charles, does communion on the first Sunday of every month. Eric took communion today for the first time since January. I don't know how meaningful this was to Eric, but to Pastor Fred and me, it was incredibly poignant. Just to be able to take Eric to church, I'm so emotional. Just talking to people at church about how well he's doing, I get choked up. Music in church has always affected me emotionally, but lately even moreso. I've got so much to praise God for.

Eric has a unique way of holding his hands during prayers. Instead of folding them or pressing his palms together, or doing nothing at all with his hands, he holds them open and together, forming a cup facing heavenward. Then at the end of the prayer, he tips his hands toward himself, as if he's saying, "Fill me with more of You, Lord. I want to drink you in." I'm not sure where he picked this up or when he started doing it, whether before or after his illness, but it is special.

7 comments:

Winona said...

Prayerful conduct from your miracle young man. I am glad he's doing so well. Tears of joy are indeed the sweetest kind, Angie.

Nona

Winona said...

By the way, Angie, the baby on the pony is my Rosalyn having her first pony ride. She cried and didn't want to get off. I'll make a horse lover of her yet. The young girl is her 16 year old baby sitter.

Nona

Anonymous said...

HI,WE WERE RIDING OVER TO LESLIE'S YESTERDAY AND WE SAW ERIC WITH HIS HEAD HELD HIGH AND A BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE WALKING BESIDE YOU AND LESLIE TOLD ME THAT WAS BOB RIDING IN THE WHEELCHAIR.WHAT A BLESSING TO SEE. I AM EMOTIONAL ALSO AND I HAD TEARS IN MY EYES. WHAT ABOUT THE BLOOD PRESSURE? WAS IT STILL HIGH WHEN YA'LL WENT TO HOUSTON?
JOAN

Anonymous said...

right on!!!

Anonymous said...

Eric, I am so impressed with your strength and your maturity. God bless you as you have blessed so many of us with your wonderful spirit. You inspire me. I will remember you each time I pray with my hands held as a cup.
How awesome is our Lord who hears and has answered our prayers!!

Anonymous said...

So thankful that Eric is doing better each day! I know he probably can't wait to get the trach out completely. He is a miracle of God's blessings. Take care!
Susan B

Anonymous said...

really right on!!!!!!!