For the first time - I - Nancy- will add a post! I have loved reading Alan's thoughts and all the information he has put on our blog. Many of you know that I am a person with many, many words and Alan is usually a man with few words - so I have enjoyed hearing all of Alan's words in form of his thoughts about this while process that we started 1 and 1/2 years ago. For those who know me - you have heard my thoughts over and over again so - hearing from Alan has been a real gift to me. As you have read - we are in London - Mark and I just got up - for the 2nd time in about 24 hours. When we finally arrived at our hotel - we went to bed - just couldn't stay awake - it was 3 pm London time (9 AM South Dakota time). We slept until 10 PM London time and then went out to find something to eat. Back to bed at 1 AM and just got up at noon today). Alan has been up earlier - doing some Innovative work and blogging and etc. We only get internet in the hotel lobby so he sits down here and works. Mark will be doing some homework tonite - sitting down here as well since any reading assignments were scanned in by Alan before we left - Mark will have the hard copies of the worksheets to do and then Alan will scan them and e-mail them back to the school. School work will be done every chance we get until we get our kids - then it will be harder to keep Mark doing school work. Although, we did buy another laptop so that Mark could use one and kids or Alan could use one at the same time - me ---- I'll just read or whatever!!!!
I'm back - we went and played and now we are back at the hotel -
Ok -we went and took a two hour tour of part of the city (saw Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and more) and will continue tomorrow as well. Was fun to see and hear about places you had only read about or heard about on the news. Actually, in Oct of 1986 I was on my way to Nigera to visit my sister Karen and husband Rich and I had a 24 hour layover in London and I took a bus tour while here as well - but this will give us more time to see more. After a couple hours of the tour we got off the tour bus and walked and before we knew it we were in Chinatown! We will continue the tour tomorrow.
Just met a family from Maryland in the lobby here - fun to connect with someone from US. I also spent some time writing in my journal - I have been pondering my thoughts of the wonderful, frightening, awesome and God led adventure we have been on and now it is time to put in down on paper. Kinda like when Mary was told she was pg with Jesus - she pondered all that the angel had told her - I too have been pondering all that this new family unit will be and all that God has planned for it to be.
All for now,
Love to you all,
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