Made it to Missouri

Monday, June 28, 2010

I have really been out of the loop lately. School ended for me Thursday, and not a moment too soon. I have been looking forward to the end of the school year since, well, September!

The next morning, I hit the road headed to Missouri. It's an 18+ hour trip by car, so I stopped and stayed one night in Indiana and finished up the next day. I so thoroughly enjoyed the hours in the car--not tired, not aching to stop. In fact, I really felt I could have done all 18 hours in one shot, but wisdom said, "Stop for the night," so I did so after logging 12 hours--with only two bathroom breaks. Not bad for someone who has heretofore only driven six hours alone. I am so glad that I chose to drive rather than fly because the adventure was such a delight.

I will be vacationing here for at least two weeks, and I love the thought of doing nothing in particular, for there's nowhere I just have to be at any given time. I need that after the emotionally and physically challenging last nine months. It's good sometimes just to step back, get out of your personal area of battle, and take a deep breath.

I am having a great time with my friend and prayer partner, Kristi King. Yesterday was the first full day in hot South East Missouri, and it was full of God's blessings. He is so faithful. Yesterday started at church where Kristi played the guitar and saxophone. She is a marvel on that saxophone! To see what I mean, check this out where she's playing a song called "Even Now." The YouTube video is from the CD her church cut a while ago. It's the number one downloaded itunes song in the Praise and Worship genre. They sang the song yesterday, and you can see the picture of her on the sax, along with a pic below of her playing the guitar during another song. Pretty cool! I snapped these during their pre-service practice/sound check.

And now it's time to catch up on some things--like all things Palin.

God bless.


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