We have arrived at the Big Apple, and I am thrilled to have access to a computer to say hello–if only briefly, too much to see and do! Our flight out of Charleston was delayed, and so, we missed Phantom last night. But God is so good, He had prompted me to get insurance on the tickets, so we were able to exchange them, no problem! Pastor-friend and I decided that the theme of our weekend would be flexibility and grace! Man has his plans, but God has better ones, right?
Frederick has been wowed by the sights. We are both inexperienced travelers, and we were blessed with the window seats on both flights. I was unable to keep my eyes from drifting over my world disappearing below me the entire trip.
We flew into the city just as dusk approached. The sun was setting, giving the sky a warm glow. I truly felt like I was entering another world as we soared above this city of lights. The Statue of Liberty stood sentinel over it all and the beautiful mixture of water, lights, and sky nearly brought Frederick to tears.
We are staying in the East Village, and last night took a little walking tour. A film crew was shooting a scene (we think for Law and Order) right there in the middle of the street! We had a snack at a busy little club called the Coffee Bar. Both Sharon and I felt like we were not nearly cool enough to sit amongst the beautiful people lingering there! The food was delish, and tasted better for the change of scenery!
Today, we plan on visiting the 9-11 Memorial, seeing Phantom, and doing some general sight-seeing.
This morning, as I dozed in and out of sleep, I just kept thanking God for this opportunity. This country girl has wide eyes. I am planning on taking it all in!
Thank you so much for your prayers. You all bless me tremendously!
Frederick sends kisses!