A couple of addenda to yesterday. First, the ribs at BBKing were amazing, as was the music. Nothing quite like live music! Second, strong storms through here last night. Nice light show. Finally, I forgot to mention my challenge for the youth. I asked them to experience today as a thankful people. It's more than just saying, "I'm thankful for clothes" or food or education or... It's about finding the good in any situation or person. It's finding the things for which we can be thankful even when the deck seems stacked against us. It's being thankful we touched 8 lives so deeply rather than wishing we'd sung in a bigger place or a nicer place.
Also neglected to post the ubiquitous picture of a picture shot that Greg and I took yesterday. You'll have to ask him for the companion piece (that is if you decide you really want to see it).
You'll be happy to know that I don't have to send anyone home this morning. All the tape was in place and as it should be today. I've had my do-it-yourself waffle, for which I've been waiting a full year. Alas, my voice is back to square one. Awoke with nothing more than a squeak. Not much more as I type.
Today we're headed to the motherland. I realized a few years ago that I've been in Georgia long enough to feel it is home. But as we cross the river into Arkansas this morning I realize that we're heading into the familiar. It's changed some, sure. Nevertheless, I know it. There are memories of all kinds there.
A special and rare treat today! Lisa and the kids will be at our concert and our picnic, as will my mom. I usually don't get to see the family for the entire week. It will be great to see them...and great for them to see what I do when I'm away (Lisa came on my first two tours, but the kids haven't seen a youth choir concert before).
People watching in the breakfast area. Amusing.