In less than two hours I'll be going on a trip for the week. Our school's FFA organization is headed to the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. I'm going along as the female adult chaparone. My daughter will be one of six girls in my group (16 total going).
For someone who hasn't traveled much, in the last 15 months I've actually been blessed to go to quite a few places. On this trip I'm excited to get to see places and states that I've never seen before. I'm especially excited to see the beautiful landscape along the way - especially now that it's fall. (Oh, yeah. I forgot that tonight we are driving ALL NIGHT tonight and I won't really get to see any of the "pretty". Hopefully on the way back I will!). I will tomorrow, though. Yes, God gave us a beautiful world to live in and to enjoy.
I'm grateful to have the opportunity to go on this trip; however, I will miss my three boys and my husband. Even though they could have made it fine without it, I got meals ready and planned for them. I have no doubt that they will be well taken care of while I'm gone. I've got a great husband who's also a great dad! Of course, I'm sure I'll have some "straightening out" to do when I get back (concerning manners and things like that)! "Dad" isn't quite as concerned with manners as "Mom" is!
The thought of FFA members coming from all over the United States to attend this convention is amazing to me. After attending the Oklahoma FFA Convention (see these posts) in the spring, I was so inspired by the messages we heard. I know this convention will be the same way and we are all looking forward to that. I'm grateful for student organizations that promote service to others, hard work, team work, and dedication. Although FFA (and others, too) isn't a faith-based organization, the FFA definitely has Bible-based goals.
Please pray for our group's safety (and prayers for sleep might be good, too :)!!). Pray for all of the other FFA members who will be attending the convention, as well. I'll post from St. Louis, Missouri tomorrow (if it is the Lord's Will).
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