Mike Cope's blog

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Finally -- back in the USA after three weeks of language school in Guatemala. I haven't been writing about it because Diane told me that she doesn't like everyone on the internet knowing when I'm out of the country. (Come on, there aren't THAT many people with internet access, are there?) And of course she is right. So I'm going to try to follow my new policy of writing about trips (unless we're all together) after I return. Don't feel bad if you've posted something in the comments about my trip. You were just following my lead. But from now on, please don't mention my absence unless I do. :) And now . . . there is so much to write about. The best part, of course, is that I was with Matt every step of the way. More later. In two hours I'll be back in Abilene. I think this is my longest absence from Diane in our 27 years of marriage. Can't wait to see her and Chris. - - - - Tomorrow is my day to get a call from Dickie Porche. (Highland folks know what that means.) Hey, Pal, I'll have my cell phone on!


  • Welcome back, amigo! Looking forward to hearing about all of your experiences this summer.

    God bless,

    By Blogger David U, at 7/24/2005 12:29:00 PM  

  • Bienvedio a casa!! Te hemos echado de menos!!!

    Welcome home. We've missed you!

    By Blogger Kathy, at 7/24/2005 02:59:00 PM  

  • Again! :( How I wish it were possible to have an edit button on here.

    That should be "te hemos HECHADO de menos." Lo siento. ;)

    By Blogger Kathy, at 7/24/2005 03:01:00 PM  

  • Welcome Back!
    Geri and I will be in Guatemala City @ September to pick up Benjamin, and were wanting to do some limited travel and visit a congregation. Any suggestions?

    By Blogger EBC, at 7/24/2005 06:16:00 PM  

  • In case I forget to say it tomorrow, Feliz Cumplianos!

    By Blogger Steve Jr., at 7/25/2005 05:49:00 AM  

  • Happy birthday, Mike...

    I just did some math...is next year what I think it is??!!!

    By Blogger Deana Nall, at 7/25/2005 06:25:00 AM  

  • Happy Birthday Mike! I could use some spanish living here in Arlington. What is your best advice to learn spanish?

    By Blogger Kasey Lane McCollum, at 7/25/2005 08:45:00 AM  

  • Happy Birthday, Amigo !

    By Blogger Rob Cunningham, at 7/25/2005 09:27:00 AM  

  • Happy birthday Mike! I hope you celebrate with guacamole and salsa and a steak at Joe Allen's. Blessings, Judy Thomas

    By Blogger judy thomas, at 7/25/2005 10:16:00 AM  

  • Happy Birthday, Mike! My "family" here in Memphis celebrated the birthdays with a little chocolate pie! You didn't think I was going to give up that tradition, did you?

    By Blogger RPorche, at 7/25/2005 12:28:00 PM  

  • Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Mike.... Happy Birthday to you! And as Dickie says, "We're so proud of you!"

    By Blogger Amy Boone, at 7/25/2005 01:02:00 PM  

  • Happy Birthday Mike! Just had mine last Monday. It's good. It's all good.

    By Blogger Candy, at 7/25/2005 03:51:00 PM  

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE! I think Deana is right! Next year is a big one. Hope you feast on all that's good this special day! :)

    By Blogger SG, at 7/25/2005 04:11:00 PM  

  • Will be so glad to have you back in the office and back in the pulpit soon. But it looks like you will be returning not only bilingual, but all grown up after today's birthday!
    Since I can't wish you "welcome" in Spanish, how about in German: Herzliche Willkommen!
    P.S. "We ARE so proud of you!"

    By Blogger CarlaMac, at 7/25/2005 04:55:00 PM  

  • Hi mike! this is my first time to comment on your blog... i wanted to wish you a happy birthday, from the Goncalves family!
    Ali G. Kaiser

    By Blogger ali kai, at 7/25/2005 05:38:00 PM  

  • Happy birthday and welcome back! You've been missed!

    By Blogger Debbie, at 7/25/2005 06:03:00 PM  

  • Glad your back. Grateful you went. Happy Birthday!

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 7/25/2005 06:25:00 PM  

  • Thought I should throw in my happy birthday wishes too! I am so thankful that we are blessed to have you and your family at Highland, and I wish you many more happy years! Can´t wait to see you as soon as I get back in the country! Tomorrow, tomorrow.....!

    By Blogger Heather A, at 7/26/2005 07:42:00 AM  

  • Happy Birthday to you, dear friend. Feliz Cumplianos!

    By Blogger Brandon Scott, at 7/26/2005 01:56:00 PM  

  • SHEESH Brandon, spell it right! It's FLEECE COOMPLEANYOS. Just kidding.

    Mike, I am returning tomorrow from twó weeks of German language immersion school in Rothenburg, Germany. Pero extraño mucho el lenguaje de amor que es el español. Estoy orgullosa de ti tambien porque aprender un idioma es muy dificil, pero es una meta excelente. BIEN HECHO.

    Now it is just going to annoy you when others try to use babelfish to say something in Spanish.

    Come work with us in Honduras sometime. God bless.

    By Blogger Anne-Geri', at 7/26/2005 04:03:00 PM  

  • Does anyone know how to get accents to work without cutting and pasting on blog comments?? SHEESH!

    By Blogger Anne-Geri', at 7/26/2005 04:03:00 PM  

  • Thank you all very much. It was a wonderful birthday. And to my dear friend, Deana . . . yes, your math is correct.

    By Blogger Mike, at 7/27/2005 06:17:00 PM  

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