Friday, 24 May 2019

Spouses And Siblings

Two more photos from our weekend away
This is Louise and her husband Alisdair. When Bob went to be Pastor of the Baptist Church in Welling, Kent, back in 1986, Louise was still at school. Her family belonged to our church - her Mum Beryl was Church Secretary for a while, and her brother Stewart was one of the best babysitters Liz and Steph ever had. Louise then went off to Uni, and came back to be married at the church. That was 26 years ago. [I did confuse someone by saying "This is my friend Louise, Bob married her in 1993"]
Now Louise is training at Spurgeon's College [as Bob did] to become a Baptist Minister. It was so wonderful to catch up with them after such a long time.
It was especially lovely to hear Louise saying how special that time in the 80s was, as she grew up in Kent, and how much she learned when Bob was her minister. I pray that she too will be richly blessed as she prepares to follow this calling in her own life.
On our way home, we diverted to Northants to visit Bob's brother Frank & his wife Barbara. 
Bob's sister Denise and husband Kevin had been staying for the weekend.
I took this photo of Bob with his siblings and their spouses.
Emails, letters, phone calls, and Skype are great - but nothing beats a proper hug!
This time next week I will be packing for Norfolk - for a weekend with all my side of the family.Happy days!


  1. How nice that you were able to meet up with friends and family during your trip! Looks like Bob's sister and sister-in-law share your liking for striped tops! :)

  2. It's so lovely to see such reunions!! Nice to see a whole tree of Almonds!

  3. It's so nice to visit with relatives and family! Glad you had a good time together. Next month we will travel on a vacation and spend time with family at a lake in Minnesota.


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