Maggie and James returned last night. Their first flights ever, saving infancy. They had visited arguably some of the most influential people ever in their lives.
These are the people we learned to butcher chickens with, castrated a large contingency of farm animals with, shared a LOT of food with, learned to bake bread with, shoveled a lot of manure with (literally and figuratively) and who, more than anything else, learned the fullest meaning of Grace with.
That they were able to go and visit them in their new home was true delight to me even if I wasn't along for the trip. Meeting them at the airport last night and hearing all of their wonderful stories was just a taste of heaven to me. That we would be so privileged to have friends like these ... thank you Lord! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.