December 02, 2008
Day One is Always Interesting
Day one is always interesting. It's like watching an amoebic form solidify into a sphere. Edges align cohesively. And, although all connected, some will, by law of natural design need to remain as opposites in balance.
One great truth is that we are all on different levels of our spiritual paths. And, we will remain that way no matter what. The only time we can expect to find ourselves at exactly the same place will be within heaven as an un-definable abstract.
The GITC V journey begins.
Two vehicles on different routes. The truck and trailer made it to the Dundee meeting point. The van team was delayed by a deer incident. $4,000 in damage a team member’s vehicle caused a slight delay - all are well and safe.
For the non-deer challenged: coffee and quick get-to-know-ya at Bob Evans.
Going through Cincinnati to pick up one more team member. I never knew it was such a pretty city. I’d like to spend some time there. By the way, I simply “lost sight" of the truck. I did not follow the wrong truck! We caught up - all is well.
Trying to stop for lunch. Passing up 2 or 3 Cracker Barrels helped identify team members who tend to get cranky when they don’t eat on time.
Emergency pit stop for food/bathroom break. Driving to Florida each winter with my family we always rest-stopped at Stucky’s. The restaurant/candy shops were conveniently located off highway exits, and they were known for their good food and clean restrooms. Things have changed a little in 35 years. We did not use the facilities or eat there.
Getting back on the road, I almost followed the wrong truck, but didn’t. I think I’m getting better at following. Ha ha.
Lunch finally. Good news about a late lunch is no need for supper… for some. Some of us went to supper anyway. Because we know how cranky we can be when we don’t eat. Lots of good food, lots of good company.
Along the way, throughout the day, we discussed careers, families, opportunities for mission work. We discussed callings and being moved beyond protest. We discussed whether the sisters were camels or buffalo in that long ago Christmas pageant. We revisited a GITC issue regarding the use or non-use of vehicle turn signals while others are trying to follow you. We caught up on the lack of anticipatory sleep from the evening before. We laughed and shared and debated the differences between "whittle", "diddle" and "piddle".
I prayed special prayers for a special someone back home.
Love, peace, joy. Follow your heart; know you are worthy.
Posted by jaselin at December 2, 2008 08:21 PM