Friday, November 14, 2008

A Day of Firsts

Greetings from foggy Baltimore. Today was probably more of what a normal day will be like once this becomes home. I don't have any pictures because it was damp and drizzly and I couldn't really take my camera out. Besides, most everything would have been gray anyway.

Hamp went to work and after a relaxing morning, Michael and I went to a diner down the street for a Waffle House type brunch. Then we went to the Barnes and Noble that's not too far away and enjoyed browsing for a while. When Hamp got home, we met Ellis and Ginger and their kids for dinner along with some other people that are part of the Gallery Church here. It was nice to see some familiar faces and at the same time sort of surreal to know that these are the people that will more than likely be a major part of our lives and we don't even know them yet. Even though the weather was soggy, we walked everywhere we went and that's definitely a first compared to how we've always lived.

It's been fun to spend some time with Michael, but we have to say goodbye to him in the morning as he heads back to Boston on the train. That's another thing that we've discovered not only for this area, but in the north in general - public transportation is common and just an accepted and preferred choice often. Before the last year and a half of my life, I could have counted on one hand the times I rode in a taxi, but they quickly have become a very welcome sight when needed!

Once Michael leaves, Hamp and I will do the normal Saturday activities like going to Target, etc. but we just first have to find them! While the temptation to throw the GPS out the window was strong at times on the way here, we controlled ourselves and are thankful for the technology and plan to take full advantage of it tomorrow.

I will get some more pictures tomorrow as we're out and about and then we will go to the Saturday service of the Gallery Church that meets in the Irish Pub up the street from where Ellis lives. That will most definitely be a first! Tiffany and I discovered the Shepherd's Pie there when we came in April and that will probably be our dinner.

Have a wonderful Saturday and we'll check back in with you tomorrow. And since Tech is off this weekend, we'll close with a "Go Dawgs!" (Sorry, Matthew and Joey)


Glenda said...

It's wonderful the Lord has given you time to be with Michael this week. I think this visit to Baltimore has been good for you. The Lord is using this time to prepare your heart for the continuing adventure in the months ahead. When it feels overwhelming at times, remember "Much Afraid" in the story "Hinds Feet on High Places".....just call out to the Shepherd and He will always come!

Erin said...

I am so excited for y'all on this adventure. This is just amazing!

Janet said...

Safe trip back home Michael! Glad ya'll are having fun! Love to everybody.