Monday, August 3, 2009

The Parson's Daughter Turns 19

July 10, 2009...the memory of a day 19 years ago that wasn't nearly so pleasant during the first part.  Around 5:08 pm, the Parson's Daughter entered the world, however, and the sun came out from behind the clouds.

Nineteen years later.  Kruger Park, South Africa.  The Parson, The Parson's Daughter, The Good Wife, The Parson's Son, Senior Pastor and Pastoress, RD Missionary and Missionary Wife.  Priceless Memories.  The Good Wife is grateful to God for some things she has been allowed to experience.

It just took too long to unwrap the gift...the Final Pic is ostrich egg painted with the Big Five...all of which we saw before 2 pm that day....Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Leopard...and we saw much more than that!  Unforgettable....thanks to all who helped make it such a fun time.

African Adventure

On July 7, 2009, all human members of The Parson's House boarded a Very Long Flight from AEX to Johannesburg, South Africa.  We were going for the first All African Leadership Conference, but found ourselves sidetracked into the Bush for the first 3 days of our trip.            The Parson's Daughter spent her 19th birthday huddled in the Freezing Cold in an open-air jeep bouncing along the remote trails of Kruger Park.  Freezing Cold was not in our initial perception of Africa in July.  But we soon found out that South Africa in July means Winter.  And Winter in South Africa is beyond comprehension.  Especially in an open-air jeep.  The first hours of
 the first morning are shrouded in a blur of icy memories, but about mid-day the weather warmed up, along with our eyesight and camera-clicking fingers.  

We found some amazing sights along the trail.  

This is a memory which all agreed will not be soon forgotten nor equaled....