Last Saturday when we were in New York we had a busy day. The church (pictured above) was having a luncheon at noon for us. A meet and greet. About fifty or so members were able to attend. We had a delightful time meeting everyone. It seems every time I talk about our visit, I mention food. Then everyone gets hungry as they read – I’ll skip the food part to spare all of you the glorious yummy details.
After we ate, we had a questions and answers session. I took pictures from the front (see below) of each side of the church. I told them if they asked hard questions, I would point them out on my blog. I have to say, they were all very, very nice. I’ve never felt more welcomed. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of them better.
That evening we went to Tom’s dad’s house to catch up with family. You can ask Tom, it takes a lot to embarrass me. After we said our hellos and gave hugs, three family members handed me my book to sign. They have not been the first ones to ask, but I always find that funny when someone wants me to autograph my book. Part of me was embarrassed and the other part was honored. I could tell they were proud of me.
We had a nice time visiting with family. Not all the siblings were able to be there, but we’ll have time to visit with them soon enough.
On Sunday we got to meet more people from the church. Tom preached, mainly describing who we are and where we came from. Rick and Kari (the former pastors) prayed for us and passed the baton. It was good.
We had such a nice visit. Tom and I are excited about this next phase of our lives. We are going home. I never thought we would live in New York again, but something feels so right about it.
We were praying that our flight would not be cancelled. New York was expecting a snow storm. The prayers worked and we took off without any problems. The snow did fall – they received a foot of it. Ah, the snow. I’m not a big fan of snow – I don’t like to drive in it. I guess I’ll just have to get use to it again.
Thank you for reliving my trip. I have a busy week next week and company coming. I don’t know how much time I’ll have to blog. Until next time – have a great week.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009