"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."
1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

Long plane rides ahead...OR...

My description of the past two weeks: tired! Things are just crazy busy. Getting things wrapped up at work to leave for 2 1/2 weeks has been exhausting, same for Jason, plus campaign related activities after work and on weekends, and I flew to San Antonio and back today for a board meeting. Whew! And the busiest part comes on Wednesday when we leave for Zambia! That's right folks, our trip is THIS WEEK! The 2 1/2 weeks in Zambia will be lots of work...but sooo worth it. 

Everyone I talk to that has traveled internationally says the long plane rides are just terrible. Well guess what...we have multiple 8+ hour segments of plane travel to get to Zambia and back. Rather than dreading the cramped seats, minimal leg room, sitting forever, turbulence, potential loud children, (the list could just keep going)....I'm going to think of this in a more optimistic light. I have the opportunity on Wednesday-Thursday to take two "micro vacations" in our 8 hour flight to Amsterdam and the 12 hour flight to Zambia. These "micro vacations" will be filled with blissful hours of reading and napping and snacks where I'm not expected to be somewhere or do something. I'm sorry...I can't talk on the phone or read an email or leave the plane...you'll just have to wait. Perhaps being stuck on a plane for that long won't be so bad after all. :)

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