Family, friends and those of you who have read my memoir Surprised by Oxford are aware that one of the primary reasons my husband and I relocated our family back to my hometown was to spend more time with my aging parents, and hopefully to share in God’s love back here.
We have been blessed with many precious memories indeed, and treasure God’s faithfulness. One of the ways in which my homecoming has been an immense blessing was in the deepening of my relationship with my father, Charles Drake. Over the last few years, my father’s own faith had blossomed and deepened. And then, beautifully this summer, surrounded by his grandchildren, my father declared his trust in our Lord, and his love for Christ.