13 hours ago
Friday, September 3, 2010
A one way ticket to Africa.
I have been a bit distracted for the last month or so.
Our youngest daughter (here she is at 10 years old, her birthday outfit. Taken from our home in Auke Bay, Alaska.) is on a flight right now to Africa. With a one way ticket.
She will be working and living at an orphanage for at least 3 weeks, but may stay longer.
This child is a work of art. God was in a very whimsical mood when He created her. Probably the same day He created Rainbows and Koala Bears.
At 25 years old, she has travelled most of the world and has owned her own business and home. She was born in Alaska, so she has that "why wouldn't I do that" sort of attitude.
However, this trip she is going solo. And that is both a moment for us to be proud and terrified.
She has spent the last 7 weeks with us here in Scottsdale preparing for this trip. Well, I have been preparing, she has been buying stuff and eating as much Taco Bell as she could.
Although the trip begins in Africa, she will go on to Prague for a month or more to take a course on teaching English as a foreign language and then to South Korea to teach. Or wherever her travelling feet (or wings) take her.
People love her. We love her.
So here's to you sweet child. May you see all there is to see in this great world. We miss and adore you.
(here she is this July in Elgin, Arizona. Wine Country, she has Keith ran a 5K race as a team for Keif-Joshue Vineyards)