I had to laugh when I read a friend's e-mail yesterday. They had received Madison's support letter for her upcoming mission trip to Thailand. "No grass grows under that girl's feet, does it?!" the e-mail read.
I laughed because I was just getting ready to see Madison off on a different trip. She and her high school show choir are headed to the Big Apple for spring break. They'll perform in and around the city. Nope. No grass growing under those tootsies.
It reminds me of parent-teacher conferences. When I spoke to Madison's geography teacher, he laughed and said, "She's been to Asia. She's been to South America. That girl knows more about geography than me!"
Good for her. Good for Taylor. They've both been blessed to visit remote places and experience distant cultures. They both have taken the step of faith to go. My hope has always been that the girls grow up with a global perspective. Small town Iowa is a great, safe place to call home - but there's so much more out there.
Experiencing it can only help you to better understand yourself.
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