In about 10 minutes my crew will be here to begin the transportation process. Thorp to Minneapolis to New York City to Moscow. I am feeling rather cared for now that all is just about said and done. I know I seem daringly independent, but it's all those people taking care of me that make it so.
Thanks, especially, to my tall sons. How proud I am of them! They are probably pretty sore puppies today after all the moving everything upstairs. And my daughter-in-law, too. Without the three of them this would be one messy crowded house! I appreciate their generous time and energy.
Then my angelbabies who filled me with hugs and kisses and promised to pray for me every day. What a beautiful gift.
And friends, oh my word! People coming from hither and yon and texting and calling and e-mailing to send me off covered in grace and prayers. They say you never know who your friends are until you really need help. Well, I have a LOT of friends, apparently. Thanks, God!
My church families, too. I seem to have quite a few of them and I am thankful for them. Those who give and pray and encourage. I hope God blesses them back a bunch for all that. I'm sure He will.
And so here I go. Flight is scheduled to leave at 1:00 pm today to start this part of the journey. I will keep you posted as well as I can.
Until next summer.... See you here, there or in the air!