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September 05, 2007


Happy to hear that you all made it back safely.

I always bring my St. Christopher prayer but I have to write this one down because it is perfect. I am terrified to fly, and we fly fairly often, and I deliberately put off trips when I can.

I Left My Heart in San Francisco is one of my favorite songs, Tony Bennett’s version, for various reasons. Both my husband and daughter are native Californians.

Welcome home!

Oh, Alice, I love this post so much, and for so many different reasons. But most of all the found-the-last-minute holy card. It would make sense, being O.L. of Loreto. I too dream of never stepping on a plane again. Alas, I have fmaily in Brazil...

I hope that you are all happy to be home again. And now you have a place you will always want to return to.

He's a keeper!

Oh, how sweet! And welcome home, Alice.

Our husbands always seem to know what to say, don't they? I'm smiling here with you.

I've been thinking about you all and praying. I haven't flown since high school but, if I ever get on a plane flight again, I'm going to print this and put it in my purse to read and reread.

I loved the ending. How perfect. :)

How lovely Alice!

I hate flying too, though we've had to do a lot of it with family spread all over the place and we've had the same problem with the isolated seats and bumps into first class (after several hops like this, we realized that we could generally trade a first class seat with someone sitting next to one of the kids thus bumping more of us together).

Glad it turned out so well for you! I'm so glad that my kids and my husband love flying, though.

I so enjoyed meeting you all at your lovely San Francisco House. Please say hello to your dear children for me.

This post is just wonderful, Alice!
And I'm so glad that you're home safe and sound.

Doesn't arriving home feel so wonderful after a long trip?

I'm so happy to hear the story of the intercession of Our Lady of Loreto. I am going to copy that beautiful prayer for the next time that I need to fly.

Welcome home Alice! I am so glad you are back safe and sound. Thank you for sharing this wonderful, beautiful story, dear!!

Oh that brought tears to my eyes. What an absolute magical summer you have had. Although I have to say being away from ones home for 3 months is a big deal and you have handled it brilliantly my dear. I am so glad you went to SF for you have brought back many a childhood memory form me. Love Clarice

What a wonderful post!
You HAVE to take the family to Ireland. I got married there yesterday a year ago and am very homesick right now. It is truly a magical place. If you decide to go let me know and I will give you my list of must do an see!

A tear-rendering post, Alice...so beautiful!

I miss you all even though we only were together a day on the west coast, I feel as if friends for life were made!

A big piece of my heart has gone home to New York! But I love, love, love that story. And I love that you had this summer, and that you chronicled the SF adventure for all of us to enjoy. I can't wait to read your Ireland blog... ;)

Alice, what a beautiful post! Glad you all are home safe and sound. :)

Beautiful! Both you and the story. I knew you would love San Francisco. I am so happy everything went well. Someday we'll meet again on your coast! But...now that flying isn't as much as a problem...San Diego is very nice as well! :) God bless you all!

Lovely, lovely post, Alice! Once again, you brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful husband you have there.

**sniff** A lovely post and a wonderful husband :)

Alice, you write so beautifully. I'm happy you made it home safely (I fear flying too) and I am in no way surprised by the kind comfort of the Blessed Mother.

What a beautiful story, and a sweet husband!

It is so nice to occasionally get these little comforting confirmations of what we who love you but don't know you IRL hope and suspect: that you did indeed marry a gem of a man who is 'worthy' of our Dear Alice. ;-) Glad you're safe home!

Dear Alice, what a beautiful story and a perfect ending. You make ME smile!

We miss you dearly here on the west coast!

Beautiful post Alice and welcome home.

What a wonderful husband you have! This post brought a tear to my eye ... you write so beautifully and then such a sweet ending. I am so glad that you are back safe and sound. So many thanks to Our Lady of Loreto!

Welcome home, dear Alice. Do you not think, having gone through all of this, that our dear blessed mother is the true author of all things serendipitous?

PS. And all things considered, being bumped up to first class--just you and your precious bundle--is not so bad. ;)

Oh Alice you just always know how to say the right things the right way!! God bless you sweet lady, and give your dh a hug, he's quite a guy, not to mention he married quite a woman!! I'm so glad your flight went well...Ireland, go for it!!!

What an incredible and blessed journey for your family---from start to finish! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Alice, in your ever beautiful and inspiring way.

So glad you made it back safely! I really enjoyed reading about your adventures. You are blessed with beautiful children & a wonderful husband!

Alice, Our Lady of Loreto is the perfect patroness for flying...I've been wondering, do you have any of the Loreto Oil that comes from the shrine in Loreto?

So glad you're home safely. Another beautiful piece. Sounds like you had fun together with my Bonny Glen pals. Loved hearing about your travels through San Francisco. We went there on our honeymoon. Carmel is delightful, isn't it? When we return some day with our girls, I hope we can visit some of the tea shops you mentioned.

I knew our Lady would get you Gunthers home safely. I'm very happy to hear your home safe and sound. I'll bet the cottage is smiling.

All I can say is WOW!!!
You have a great guy. Definitely a keeper!!!

what's this I read about an Ireland blog Lissa let out of the bag ;)

patiently waiting xoxox

Awwww....what a sweet hubby!
Welcome home, Alice! I'll miss reading about your SF adventures, but I'm sure there will be much more to smile about, cry over, and delight in, in your own beautiful cottage!

What an abslutely lovely post. You are truly such a beautiful family. Thank you so much; you have touched my life in so many ways.

Alice, I read this post the night before I leave NZ to fly to Michigan - 17 hours flying! Then we fly to England and our flight from there to NZ is 25 hours non stop!! And I hate flying. I'm trusting in God to get me through it. He's even up there above the clouds. Your post gave me courage. Thank you.

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