Then he led us in some songs and asked for volunteers to help with the motions!
My last little run to the grocery provided a surprise box of cereal for each kid for when we got back to Turkey. We miss yummy cereals in Turkey. We get cornflakes and cocoa puffs. Good cereals, but still, 12 years of cornflakes and cocoa puffs.
We flew out early in the morning, 6AM, over the beautiful, packed coastline of Tel Aviv. (I had since learned "tel" means hill.)
I had a good traveling seatmate for the short 3 hour flight back.
And then we got to our city and found SNOW!
It was truly a trip of a lifetime for me. As so many told me it would, it has made my Bible reading come to life. The place names I tended to skip over before have a new meaning for me. I immediately began teaching with maps in my middle school Bible class. A time or two, while teaching Bible to Miss Middler and Twinkle Toes, we've winked a "been there" at each other. I hope it has provided wonderful memories for my kids. And most importantly, I came home with a deeper sense of wonder and understanding for our incomprehensible God. I know I will never forget Golgotha, because He had some things to say to me, and I listened.