I normally don't like changes, especially when those changes are sudden and they involve major schedule revamping. But yesterday we had a good change of plans, one I don't mind at all. My husband received a phone call yesterday from the chaperon of the WCBC tour group with which Sam is traveling this summer. He asked Wes if he would be interested in going to the Spiritual Leadership Conference next week; all he had to do was get a plane ticket, because the rest of his expenses were paid for him. Wes didn't seem real sure, but I told that man to get upstairs on his computer and find himself a ticket! Well, not in so many words. I think I said something like, "Honey, at least check to see if you can get a decent-priced ticket . . ." My husband is a pro at finding good prices on things that are normally very expensive, so within an hour he had his ticket booked and we were thrown into the frenzy of preparing for a trip with only two days to prepare.
We went to Wal Mart today to stock up on travel-size toiletries. He's carrying everything in one carry-on garment bag, so his toiletries have to be in travel sizes. Tomorrow night after church we'll drive down to Seattle for him to catch his plane on Monday morning. I'm very excited for him. I've wanted to go to this particular conference for several years now, but we haven't had the financial means to do so, and the timing has never been right either. As far as I'm concerned, the next best thing is for Wes to get to go! I'm making a list of the sessions I want recordings from, and which books I want him to buy for me. He's not promising to get all of it, though. I can't imagine why not; it's not such a huge list! ;)
I have to run. I have things to do this afternoon, not the least of which is doing what I can to help Wes get ready to go. I just wanted to share our blessing with you!