It seems that weddings are what draw us home. We love weddings and we love home, so we couldn’t be happier. The last time we were home it was for the wedding of Elizabeth’s sister. This month we are home to celebrate my brother’s wedding. In July we will hit the road for a quick stop in Door County, Wisconsin and then we will make the long drive down to Dallas, TX and eventually Phoenix and San Diego.
We don’t want to neglect sharing the last weeks of our past South and East tour. The last three stops included Boston, Virginia Beach and Nashville. We spent 24 hours in Boston and stayed with a dear family friend. She hosted a house concert in her apartment. Most people assume a mansion is required for such a concert, but she let nothing stop her and removed all the furniture from her living room and we had a very intimate house concert. I was afraid people might have to share laps, but it didn’t get that intimate! It was one of my favorite concerts.
We were able to explore Boston and the many historical sites and monuments. As we were walking along the “Freedom Trail” we stopped at one of the first cemeteries and saw a plaque that indicated that Paul Revere was buried there. It took a stranger to point out the site of his gravestone. We were so surprised to see the grave of an American Hero, tilted, rotting and sinking into the earth. Psalm: 146 says, “Put no trust in princes, in children of Adam powerless to save. Who breathing his last, returns to the earth; that day all his planning comes to nothing.” This once strong and recognized hero was now buried in an almost unrecognizable grave. It was a powerful reminder to keep our eternal home in mind as each day passes.
Our time in Virginia Beach was also filled with so many blessings. We were able to stay with Elizabeth’s cousin for a few days. She joined us for the Memorial Day Run called a “Run to Remember”, which honored the men that fell in the tragedy Extortion 17, which includes my brother Nicholas. We also stayed with a friend, who has become to be more like family, and witnessed the baptism of his two baby girls. It was an honor to be part of such a significant day in their lives.
On our “way home” we stopped in Nashville and played for the Dominican Sisters of Nashville. Elizabeth has a friend, Sister Ann Dominic, that became a sister three years ago and we had a chance to see and play for her as well!
The South and East All Is Gift Tour has wrapped up and we can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the blessings of those we meet and how the Lord always provides! Thank you so much for your prayers and support.