Thanks for all your love and concern during my recovery. I have been buoyed up by your sweet comments and felt loved. This pretty much sums up my week last week:
I was surrounded by family and friends who took great care of me and spoiled me rotten. My good friend, Mel Lloyd, read about the surgery on my blog and a few days later, jumped in her car and drove for two hours round trip to bring me a lovely dinner. I am blessed.
Thank you, everyone.
Just wanted to give you all a great idea. The church leaders in our area asked that every family memorize a certain hymn that we will all stand together and sing in an upcoming church service.
A week ago last Sunday we began the process. Here are my boys trying to memorize the words as we sang it over and over again.
Here's the title and lyrics to the song:Home can Be a Heaven On Earth
1. Home can be a heav'n on earth
When we are filled with love,
Bringing happiness and joy,
Rich blessings from above--
Warmth and kindness, charity,
Safety and security--
Making home a part of heaven,
Where we want to be.
2. Drawing family near each week,
We'll keep love burning bright.
Serving Him with cheerful hearts,
We'll grow in truth and light.
Parents teach and lead the way,
Children honor and obey,
Reaching for our home in heaven,
Where we want to stay.
3. Praying daily in our home,
We'll feel His love divine;
Searching scriptures faithfully,
We'll nourish heart and mind.
Singing hymns of thanks, we'll say,
"Father, help us find the way
Leading to our home in heaven,
Where we long to stay."
Text: Carolyn Hamilton Klopfer, b. 1936. 1985 IRI
Music: W. Herbert Klopfer, b. 1936. 1985 IRI
I have to tell you, there's great wisdom in doing even the simplest things as a family. There has been greater love and unity in our home this week. There has been cheerfulness, happiness and joy. We have all been singing the tune and I love it!
My challenge for you? Memorize a poem, song, hymn or scripture together as a family. It doesn't have to be serious--we have memorized some hysterical songs that makes us all giggle. I promise, great things will happen as you do this together.
I'm counting down the days until QVC. Only nine more days until QVC (March 25th, 1-3 p.m.).
Hope you're having a great one.