Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Triumphant Week comes to a close....for now!

Some things I learned over the past few days...

In the phrase, "the old young people" the operative word is OLD!

Being raised in a marvelous, Godly, extended family was a blessing beyond measure!

I did not know my heart could be so full of love for all of my family.

I did not know the depth of thanksgiving with which my heart overflows .

I did not know the Peruvian flag could make such a beautiful center piece
when interspersed with gorgeous red geraniums!


Perhaps, most of all, I am learning that saying good bye to these precious friends, cousins, saints, and examples of Godly living, will be very, very hard,
as they plan to finish out their lives in their beloved Peru!
(I am hoping we can talk them into one more trip home....)


Saturday, May 2, 2009, Eastgate Bible Chapel, Portland, Oregon

I learned that time goes by so fast.
How did my dear cousin Jane and I get from this picture
to this one???
"Life at best is very brief, like the falling of the leaf....."


I know I have lots more to learn.

I have learned that life is a school with many
lessons and many blessings
along the way!


Here are a few pictures from the Open House on Saturday.

The honorary doctorate degree and the cap and neck piece
which hangs down the front of the gown.
Newlyweds, in 1949!
Interesting articles, pictures, and mementos on a bulletin board.

It was a wonderful afternoon, with a lovely program of remembrance. There was a video made, which I know I will enjoy watching.

...and I, who never allow my picture to be taken, had it taken twice!!

8 comments:

Amy said...

What sweet pictures. What a happy time. I'm so happy for all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sally said...

What precious memories. Just remember photos of you are someone elses memories...

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I want to wish you a very Blessed and Happy Mother's Day...Love,....Mary

Technonana said...

I pray that they will be able to return home one more time!!
What sweet blessings!!
Thanks for sharing their lives with us!!
Love,
Sharon

The Things We Carried said...

It is so hard when the ones we love move too far to see! What a send off you gave the,m. They are a beautiful couple

Jaclyn said...

I love the baby picture, too cute!

The Things We Carried said...

No way, my neice and nephew, nooo! Too funny! Cuties aren't they :)?

Amy said...

Hi Joan, I hope you are feeling OK. I hope you have gotten to see Colleen too. Blessings and hugs to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!