This has been an amazing trip. Honestly, I feel so blessed by the company I’ve kept. The folks on this wee leadership team for 24-7 are so great. I’d love for you to meet them. Some of them blog, (Brian
Then I had a little more than 24 hours in Belfast with Brian and Pauline. I suppose the best way to introduce them to you would be to suggest you peruse Brian's site
After Belfast I zipped over to England to spend two days with the Transit participants. I enjoyed their hospitality and led three sessions with them in which I taught some lessons dear to my heart regarding things learned along the way. (Gentleness of God, His desire to make us whole, Our life response to him.)
Tuesday night I crashed with the wonderful Freeman family. It felt good to be with kids again. Thanks for the game of catch, Jessica, and for the Guinness stew, Karen. I was well cared for and sent off on the early morning bus to Heathrow.
Nothing eventful during the wait for the plane but when I collected my email I was so shocked to find out my sweet little family thought I was arriving yesterday and Byron even went all the way to LAX to get me! Bless him! No one should have to drive to the airport and back for nothing. I will cover him in kisses when I get home. (I breathe a sigh of relief to know I DID give them my itinerary and it was just a mis-read and not something I did to confuse them!)
So the time on the plane passes slowly but I have been cheered by the offbeat film, Little Miss Sunshine. The family in the film is my new image of the kind of community I love…. a mixed bag of wounded, inappropriate and broken people learning to care for each other, to grow and to go forward together. Plus, there are Sufjan songs in the soundtrack. Nice one!
Home soon. Happy me!