Yes, I'm feeling the effects of that high-speed air travel through several time zones! It's good to know it's temporary, as the definition in "Dictionary.com" so encouragingly states.
I was up most of last night, wide awake. I guess my body thought it was in Chicago...or maybe Dallas. I kept telling myself that I was now in Czech, but to no avail...my body wanted a cup of tea and a magazine at 3:30 AM. Oh well, hopefully this temporary disruption will be over soon.
I arrived safely back home on time Monday morning with all my luggage in tow. Dave wasn't so lucky. His flight was delayed out of Chicago on Monday, which caused him to miss his connection in NY later on.
After getting re-routed through Amsterdam, he arrived into Prague six hours later than planned...and with no luggage. That was actually to his advantage though - he rode the train home with just his briefcase and computer bag, minus the three pieces of luggage he was hauling back! That should all be delivered to our door later on today from the local airport where it's now being sent. We're glad for that service!
There are two very special people who made this trip possible for me to make...Becca and Katka. Both of them stayed here at our house at different times with the kids, making sure life went on as usual. I am so thankful for their willingness to be here, and their great care for our kids while we were gone! Thank you dear friends!
This is not the first time they've done this...back in 2001 when I had to make an emergency trip to California with Claire to see doctors, Becca and Katka stayed with the boys for 35 days! None of us knew it would be that long when they came to stay...which was was probably a good thing!
But they all survived back then, forging a deep and lasting relationship with our family that continues on to this day! I bet they're glad it was only twelve days this time though!
Lots of things going on here as we jump back into life. But the most notable event is the wedding of Dave's assistant next week on Valentine's Day! Lucie Vavrova will marry Brad Kaspar, one of our JV missionaries. We are happy and excited about this! Will post pictures of that event next week!