It is really nice to be home. I loved loved loved my trip, but there is no place like home! I have a bunch of things to blog about, and even some pictures, but not a lot of time. There were so many wonderful experiences there, but by far the very best was the time spent with individual people. What a blessing God gives us in friendships that surpass the world's timeframe. I am so happy to know I will spend eternity with certain people! Here are a few of them:
Kolbi, Jen, and I at a lovely lunch at the Gaylord Palms.
You may know her as one of the many Lisas on the WTM Boards, but I am now thankful to call her a friend! What a lovely human. I was tremendously blessed by her presence at the convention and am so thankful to have met her! Jen and I were wrapping up the convention at this point and we were quite worn out by this time. You can't tell that in Jen's face, but you can tell it in my own! I was tired! Too much laughter late at night brings dark circles in the day! :+)
This was our official booth on day one of the convention. We are still loaded with magazines (something we would absolutely run out of by the end of the last day!) Kris Price and her husband, Jim are on either side of Jen and I. As I have said in previous posts, they are tremendous people and amazing salespeople!
As I flew home in my supremely uncomfortable seat, I was hurrying the plane on to get home! I exited and almost ran to the area for "the public" since I was in the "safe zone." I saw my family at the bottom of the escalator and almost broke down. I was SO glad to be home! This is really what homeschooling is all about--it is getting to be with your family, all the time, learning together for God's glory. I was so grateful for the trip in so many ways; for the encouragement, the joy in friendships, and the amazing welcome we received while there, but most of all, I was grateful to return safely, to my precious loving family.
Thank you very much for your prayers!