That song has been playing in my head for weeks. I've even sang it out loud (not well...which you will quickly realize if you happen to hear the twins imitate me!). Back in January, the denomination's only recommendation, when presenting Lucas for ordination, was that he take a seminar to learn more about the history of the Congregational Church. The seminar happened to be in Boston. They and the church would chip in. I cried (tears of joy) when I found out. I was in the midst of an intense bout of homesickness for this place and the people there I loved. Now that I think about it, this song might have been playing in my head since then...
Our first night there, we had a bbq with all of the youth, youth helpers, and their families (thanks to John & the Hopes!). Words cannot express the joy of being with this group again! It was not only a great chance to see a LOT of the people we wanted to see all at once, but an opportunity to actually have quality time with a few (there wasn't enough time with anyone...).
At Lucas' request we took a group picture. Thankfully, the person with my camera snapped a few pictures of us all getting together.
The whole gang!
It was the perfect beginning to an incredible week of seeing people we love and miss. Much more on that to come!