This is a random mix of daily novelties
Saturday, July 19, 2003
Today I´m in Sahagun Spain thinking about people. I loved Nathans blog, nice to be missed and ditto...your laugh and wit make me smile; Brad, I love your poems and songs and when I think of you I think of you dancing. Im thinking about Christine and how I need to get a camara so I can rememeber all of the things I have seen and places I´ve been...Im starting to feel the pressure and cant wait to see you in a few months so we can catch up...congrats on becoming an RN! Im thinking of my favorite misfit mom Susan who is, from her home in NC, taking care of business in Prague...you rock! Im thinking of my grandmother, who needs to know that Im healthy and happy and I feel your prayer covering...I love you so much! Im thinking of the Jones who are somewhere in England and Andrew is playing admin. hub for all of us as were all over england...I love irony.
Im thinking of my badgirl Suzanne who doesnt read my blog but is on my mind, I hope wedding planning is going well for her.
Dang, I opened the flood gates, Im thinking about all my peeps now! Im looking forward to the rejoining in England of the 16 and hanging with the Sheffield crew on their turf finally. OHH, Kristin and Joshua and Judah (which I have not had the pleasure to meet yet but soon) I miss you guys! Stacy, Amy, Laura, the other Nathan and Amy, Bob and Kristina,Chris and all the rest of the Austin gang...Im looking forward to November. My family, my dogs, dang...I have to stop or I´ll cry....its another love day...I miss and love you guyz!!!!!
Don´t you hate it when you think you know everything and then are humbled back to reality to realize you don´t know squat?!
Shannon, my wise counsel and loving friend, helped in my conviction of what ¨death to self¨ actually means over the phone the other day. As flexible as I talk, I sure dont act it sometimes and her blog on pilgrimage is right on. The journey is where the meat is, not the goal or intended destination. I stuggle with this unfortuately even though I try because I know in my head they way it should be. Things don´t always go my way (duh right?!) and God owes me nothing. When I commited my life, I commited my life. what ever that looks like to Him, not me, I have to accept and know there is ALWAYS a lesson involved. This is why I guess I continue to have to learn the same lesson over and over, it just continues to look different. Practice makes perfect
sorry this is so vague in detail but its to save the innocent parties involved.
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
oK, email is working again. Trying to respond thanks for patience.
Still in Leon with the cloads trying to figure out the best way to get us to England. Noamie from Lausanne Switzerland is coming into Barcelona Thurs. to meet up with us and then head to england. Its a lot harder traveling with groups as far as the getting to and fro is concerned but its nice to have people to hang with at the same time
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
In Leon Spain with Robby and Grace trying to figure out whats next
and then there was one. The group of 15 others left the camino; all for different reasons (including Samuel) and until yesterday I was alone for about a week. As I was walking to the refugio in Burgos (after 40 Km the day before and 27Km yesterday), I thought I was seeing a mirage of Robby yelling my name from afar...but alas, it was no mirage...it was robby and grace in the flesh!
The walking portion of my camino is postponed until a future date but it has been an amazing experience. Never before have I met so many people in one place that are all seeking some kind of higher purpose, truth, self identity, etc., you name it people are looking for it. It is a month long, everyday, spiritual walk. I feel Ok stopping at this point because I already feel i have the answer to many of the questions that many people are trying to answer here and will continue to search for all the way to Santiago. Its a lot easier then people think...all seeking leads to the ¨J¨