CHCA Alumni Chapel

Today, the girls and I went to CHCA for a few hours for Alumni Chapel. It was literally the first time I had been in a chapel service there since I graduated which (um, seriously?!) has been 9 years. I brought my camera along, but when God decided to open up the skies and deliver a torrential downpour as soon as we pulled in the parking lot, I forgot to grab it in figuring out the rest of the logistics of getting us all inside.

I wasn’t sure how the girls would do, but they were awesome. They stood at the bottom of the steps at the side of the theater and danced (and “sang”!) along with the praise and worship, and were very well-behaved during the “story”, even though it really wasn’t their style. ๐Ÿ™‚
It was wonderful to watch Elise and Avery in that environment, since they aren’t with us during church. It’s pretty unique to praise an awesome God for his blessings while adoringly watching two of the biggest in your life. It was wonderful to see a few old friends and catch up with a couple of spectacular faculty members, some of whom I keep in touch with but haven’t seen in person for years. And it was really wonderful to see the culture of the school that seems to have changed so much for the better since I was there – such interaction with the worship and speaker, such diversity, such passion and energy. It was as if students were really engaging God in their lives as a general rule, and not as the exception. Exciting stuff, especially considering on academic and community service levels we’ve always known it would be fairly high on our list of options for the girls’ schooling.
And now Avery and Elise each have little Isaiah Eaglets – they’re practically there! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Photo to come).
Seriously though, that and pizza for lunch and an actual nap, even in big girl beds, and I’d say we’ve had a pretty great day thus far!