And it is most definitely disturbing when you aren’t quite sure if the gate your plane is sitting at, is the same gate you’re hobbling toward.
So, in desperation, we sent our youngest and fastest legs (young Noah) ahead to find out if we were headed for the right gate and to beg for a small extension of time.
Meanwhile the senior citizens from Selmer, helped by the young and beautiful Amy D, continued hobbling at a painfully fast pace toward the salvation that lay through the narrow and (hopefully) correct gate. It was by God’s hand, amidst staring ticket takers with scolding eyes, that we boarded the right plane and took our seats.
Thirty minutes later we met with our very friendly tour guide named Christian. We then spent the better part of the day seeing the beautiful city of Paris. You could tell our guide Christian knew and loved Paris as He drove down its streets. He spoke with such passion as we passed the more famous places like Notre Dame, The Victory Arch and the Louvre. It was definitely a superior way to eat up the nine hours we would have spent in the Paris International Airport waiting for our flight to Nairobi.
A memorable day for all five of us, thanks to Haviylah’s mom Sally, who funded the entire event. Thanks Sally. I will try to upload all our pictures to my web album when we get to Kenya.
To see George's lovely smile and smell the fragrances of Africa was intoxicating. The ride to Nakuru was, as always, beautiful but largely unseen as the very tired travelers nodded off almost the whole way. We arrived for a wonderful lunch prepared by Nelly, Vivian, Petronillia and a few other dear sisters.
I am finishing up this blog at the beginning of our first full day here in Kenya. This blog has taken 3 days to complete, two of which were without sleep. So if the sentence structure sounds a little strange, well, blame it on the deprivation. Sleep however did not elude us last night, so no more excuses for dumb blogs. Thanks for the prayers and don’t stop because we’re excited to see what our Father will do in Kenya this trip.