The Diaconate Ordination is over and I'm walking into new territory! Excited, apprehensive, and hopeful are just a few of the many feelings that I'm going through along with a kingdom-building mindset! It's truly a great feeling! I just pray that I can be all that He wants me to be:
For Memorial Day weekend, Hubby and I took a trip to his hometown-Mobile, Alabama:
Anyone who know me knows I had to deal with the Tensaw River bridge that goes over the swamplands!
Last time I went over it I had to sit on the floor of the car, this time Hubby made me take some pictures! And yeah, I was kinda freakin' out:
And the Hubby still had a chance to play golf!
It's been about 20 years since we've visited and it was well over time to return.
He wanted to see his GrandMa Ora Dee and Uncle M & Auntie L.
She cried tears of joy when he showered her with kisses! She may not have been able to speak anymore after her stroke, but Hubby started talking to her, telling her about the family, pouring out his heart, she rolled over and looked at him and her lips were moving as if to respond, "hey baby, I sure missed you..." and they communicated, his aloud, hers, silent. It was beautiful! And I believe that our flesh may die daily, we age, but the Spirit-man continues to live-it's by the Spirit that we continue to communicate. My late Nana may have had Alzheimer's, but when you read her a scripture or sang a hymn, she remembered every word! So, go visit the elderly and read, talk, or just minister by presence...
...and stood on the land where Grandma & Fat Mama's house once stood!
Then we saw the church that Grandma & family attended:
Later that day we toured the City of Mobile and tried to catch the African-American Archives & Museum while it was still open:
Originally know as the only colored library in Mobile
Needless to say, it was closed on Saturdays! But I did catch a couple of historical landmarks:
Finley's Drug Store the first black chain of drug stores in Alabama
Mobile is rich in culture and history and I really wished we had more time to tour. I'd love to get the chance to visit Mobile Bay, Foley, Pensacola FL, and New Orleans one day. Maybe we can do that this summer-steal away and just DRIVE! Until then, thanks for looking and..
...let life and travel inspire YOU!