We sung this beautiful Dutch hymn together many times (reminds me of my grandmother, who passed away, she would play it on the piano):
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
Olivia made me a new bracelet.
We do not have a special loom, but used toothpicks and forks instead.
Elizabeth (that's my sister, Mary's daughter)and I one morning...We have had them at our house for over a week now and are enjoying their company. My other sister, Andrea, and her 2 little boys flew back to Portland today. We have all been sick (the stomach bug went through almost everyone) this week, but still had a nice time together. ♥