Sunday, March 30, 2008

Back to the Emerald Isle

It seems almost like a dream that I was actually able to fly across the Atlantic once again to visit beautiful Ireland. What an incredible experience and wonderful time I had! This time I was privileged to stay with David's parents, Caldwell and Maryanne, and have the blessing of being in their home for two weeks. Here is a picture of it...

While I was there I was able to see David in action in his many jobs related to music. One that he had while I was there was directing a small choir for the Good Friday service. They sounded beautiful.

David and I also played a few songs together throughout the weekend. At one service, David, his brother Paul, and I all played together before their dad brought the message. It was so great and a privilege to be included like that. I really enjoyed playing with them and also hearing David's father preach. A wonderful man of God!

We had time to do so many fun things. One of them was taking a ride on David's amazing bike through the rolling hills of Irish countryside! I am convinced that there is absolutely no better way to see the beauty of the land than on the back of a bike. It was incredible!

We also visited the Giant's Causeway, which is a wonder of creation that just blows your mind.

My favorite part of the trip was spending time with David's family. (I will introduce them to you in my next post.) They were so nice and made me feel so at home. Here David is playing with his nephew Reuben...such an adorable child!

I had a completely wonderful was a trip that I will never forget!

This was the view out my window as I flew back home.
I was sad to leave but so grateful and happy to see how God's hand was at work in our lives. As David says so often, "God is good!"


Timothy and Rebecca and Carolyn said...

What a wonderful trip! Your David sound like such a wonderful guy. I have not yet had the chance of seeing Ireland, but I am hoping to before we leave. I just love your pictures. I look foward to seeing more!

Craig & Jessica said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I just love the pictures!

Janna said...

*Siiigh* It looks so lovely! I love the Darraghs' house. Is that an outdoor wood stove in the photo? I'll have to show Dad! :D

The Fafach family said...

Melanie, What beautiful pictures! The Lord truly is good and is blessing your socks off! :) Love you Mel, can't wait to hear more about your trip. ~ Krista

Karen said...

I love these pictures! You guys are such a cute couple! We'll have to catch up soon!

Samantha said...

wow! you make a lovely couple and the house and scenery are so calming. God bless you both