…”home is where I wanna be yeah….”
Guess that dates me somewhat, an age-old Simon & Garfunkel song, ‘Keep the customer satisfied’ (from one of the greatest albums of all time, too, ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ – my story of the last 12 years!). Tells me something else, too, as an avid music listener/music fanatic, that new songs I hear now on Radio 1 & 2 I really don’t recall, but I can sing (in my head, you might be please to know!) every word of THAT song, along with countless others from that era…’fings ain’t what they used to be’ (duuhh…here I go in my head again…!)
Got home late last night, it really was a great – but incredibly hectic – four days, with loads of driving, and loads of praying for people, as well as that great meeting Sunday morning at City Church, Plymouth. By the time Alan picked me up at the airport, I was all but exhausted, but when it’s been a great time, it’s a NICE exhaustion, except for the objects halfway down my legs. I’m grateful to God, though, that this morning, they’re a good deal less objectionable, an answer to ‘horizontal’ prayer I started to pray as I dropped off to sleep last night!
Just wanted to make this post to say again what an amazing privilege it is to have people ‘allow’ me into their lives, especially when there is a real long term sickness, and emotionally they are very vulnerable. To me, it’s humbling, and I’m so, so grateful to God for the ‘job’ he’s called me to, despite it’s ‘side-effects'(!)…
One quick update re: my possessions from the USA…. still no sign of them, the boss of the moving company has now received a lawyer’s letter, advising him of his sole and total liability for my stuff: his ‘bill’ as of today for unwarranted storage costs is a mere US$11,008 (£7,338!!). Ho hum…. still trying to negotiate getting access to that bit of my life that is becoming an increasing burden!
ONE day, this current ‘saga’ with that country will be over – I hope and pray it’s soon!