|Saying goodbyes at the Dallas airport.|
|Saturday we had a get together at my Grandmothers house.|
All but 5 members of the family made it.
Our time in the States finished well. The last two weeks we visited family and friends and 3 churches. I really enjoyed catching several services at the church where I grew up and where my father was preaching a revival. I also was able to attend the opening day ceremony at TBI, the seminary I attended. We spent our last Sunday with our sending church, I preached the morning message. It has been great to reconnect with them. We spent Monday and Tuesday morning, either packing or shopping. Tuesday before we left we celebrated Arianna's 2nd birthday. We then headed out to the airport for our flight to Dallas. The flight went well, although the kids did not sleep much. Arianna did well, except for a moment when she threw up what seemed like the three days worth of food on me. We both had extra clothes so no big problem. We were blessed to have purchased our tickets through British Airways, which give pastors and missionaries and extra bag. So we carried 20 bags with no extra fees. We had a 5 hour layover in London. Micah and Caleb slept most of that time. It was a short 2 hour flight to Toulouse where our friends met us at the airport. We made the journey back home without any problems. The house was spotless and the Pastor's wife in Carcassonne, had prepared a meal for us. We got everything inside, ate, and slept off and on until noon. I did some shopping and running around and then we spent the rest of the day unpacking. Today we will try to get the kids school supplies. We will be leaving Sunday for the International Missionary Retreat, put on by our good friends, Lynn and Brenda Raburn (www.lynnraburn.com). It will be in Turkey this year. Have a good day and get some good sleep for us. God bless, JASON
|Arianna enjoyed getting to know Angie's parents better.|
|Arianna now two years old.|