To think that in about six weeks we will be flying to Northern Spain! (If the volcanic cloud has dissipated by then!)
|Flags of the Basque Country and the USA|
Monday: Teen friend and chef apprentice was back at Monday Meal again after a long time away :)
Tuesday: Niece Tina and her friend stopped by after interviewing a couple ( 90 and 95!) for a video and dining at our one local attraction--Ivanhoe's.
Wednesday: Daughter and I went to a community ladies craft luncheon and made cards. We used our creativity to some extent deciding where to put the bits and pieces we were given.
The verse stamped inside says,
you are Inscribed on the palm of his hand...Thursday: Up at 3:00 a.m.; missed our flight to Bermuda by a few minutes :(
We drove home in silence, engrossed in our own thoughts. I realized that we are too laid back and low key, and this is a good preview to prepare us for our next big trip. But there is more...
One of those helping with re-booking our flights for the next day, said: "We call this a blessed day, unexpected opportunities await you." The name on his badge was Ángel. He may not have been an angel, but his message helped to change our perspective. I suddenly realized that with this change of plans I would be free to attend the memorial service of a dear lady I had worked with. The service and the time with former colleagues was truly precious.
Friday: Up at 3:00 a.m. again. This time we made it to our destination--the OM Ships International 2010 Partner Weekend, held at the Willowbank Hotel in Bermuda. Our ocean-front location was awe inspiring.
But by far the best part was the fellowship, meeting old and new friends, sharing stories from our life on OM, and hearing what God is doing now.
Saturday: We had our own private tour of the newest OM ship, the only one left sailing and serving.
It is much larger than the M/V Doulos (the ship we served on from 1978-1983) and is so well equipped. There are so many stories to tell. I will try to write several posts worth.
I leave you with one last photo at the Captain's gala dinner on board. This image alone represents many many stories and connections, a taste of heaven really, where we will be sharing exciting stories for all eternity!