We've been on the deputation trail for the past six weeks and as you can tell from my numerous updates, I've been twiddling my thumbs with nothing to do.
Traveling with a newborn has had its adjustments, like not driving for twelve straight hours. The other day we turned a five hour trip into eight hours. Not exactly what we're "used to" so we've had to reset our definition of normal!
We spent two weeks with my in-laws while we had meetings, which was good - especially for Grandma! We also spent several weeks in the Fort Worth area and that was a treat to spend lots of time with a church we consider our home away from home. :)
While in the Houston area, we drove the extra hour to Galveston and took a free ferry ride, saw some dolphins and enjoyed a yummy dinner on the Gulf of Mexico. It's always fun to check out the areas we're in and do the tourist thing!
We are currently hanging out in Oklahoma City before we head to the Texas panhandle for a few meetings. Last time we were in OK City, we went to the Cowboy Museum so this morning we decide to go to the OK City Memorial and Museum.
This Memorial was probably one of the best I've ever seen: gripping, informative, engaging, and yet serene. It was rather cold outside so we spent most of our time in the museum. It was well worth the $24.00 admission fee and was time well spent.
The biggest challenge for me on this leg of deputation has been not getting to talk with many people since I'm usually in the nursery with Paul. A dear friend from home reminded me that my ministry is Paul and sometimes I'm just not going to be able to visit with the ladies. So I'm learning to adjust and I am really grateful for those times I get to be in most of a service!
So that's a "nutshell" update... now that I can blog from my phone, hopefully updates will be more frequent!!