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We're leaving a couple of days early so we can take a little Wes-and-Susan time in Seattle. We plan to chill out, relax, rest, snuggle . . . just be a couple . . . for a couple of days. Didn't we just take time off in January? Well, yes. But that time, while thoroughly exciting and enjoyable, was spent dashing from place to place, visiting with everyone we could fit in, hurrying back home, and we were exhausted when it was done! Then we headed straight into our Winter Revival the next day. The work of the ministry has been non-stop since then, which is how it should be. But we're in need of some down time now, so that's what we're going to do. We're so thankful our church family encourages us to take some time for ourselves!
All that being said, though, on Friday, we're boarding an Amtrak train bound for Burbank, and I plan to blog our one-night trip so you can share in the experience. Several of you have mentioned that you've considered a train trip, and I'll be your (wo)man-on-the-street, so to speak, telling you about our accommodations, food, service . . . everything you might like to know about this old-fashioned method of travel. I'll also be posting updates on Twitter and Facebook.
I'll also do my best to post some pictures of the graduation. It's next Wednesday, May 15th. The ceremony will be live-streamed at lbclive.tv at 9:30 AM, Pacific Time, if you're friends or family and care to watch.
Please pray for our trip, for safety and for wonderful times of fellowship as a couple and with our children. We'll get to see Sam & Juliana and where they live, celebrate with Andrew on his big day, and make plans with Beth for her time at home this summer. And the best part? I'll get to spend Mother's Day with all four of our children! That's the best Mother's Day gift ever!
Is there anything in particular you'd like to know about our trip? Feel free to ask!
I hope you'll each have a good week, and I'll see you back here on Friday, Lord willing!