Thursday, March 25, 2010

If you give a college kid a trip to England . . .

. . . she'll fall in love with the country.

She'll leave a piece of her heart there and feel a profound need to go search for it every couple of years.

She'll probably want to take her husband there someday, hauling around backpacks and staying in Youth Hostels as a way to save money before they have children.

She'll read books that take place there.

She'll peruse travel websites regularly, just to get a feel for what's going on there.

She'll bore her friends to death with her talk of her beloved country.

She'll take her husband a second time, not staying in Youth Hostels, but castles instead.

And then she'll have children and want them to experience this place she loves so much, so she'll concoct a plan--a very special plan to brainwash her children into loving England too. (Good thing she has a really wonderful husband who goes along with this plan.)

And if she's really lucky, her kids will get to study in England someday too.

In just a couple of hours my dear friend, Amy, will pull into my driveway. I will lug a big suitcase to her car. Amy will drive Abby and me to the airport for what I know will be a very special week together.

Since I won't be around next week, I'll post a few of my old favorites for your reading pleasure. And if you're new to my blog, maybe you'll get a sense for this wild life that I lead.



  1. Oh Shelly, I was just thinking of you as I dried my hair a few minutes ago (don't ask me why!) and I was hoping I could e-mail you before you left for your trip to wish you a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL time with your daughter! I hope it is grand and i know it will be. God speed, dear friend. Have a blessed time. If you read this after you get back, just know I was thinking of you even before you pulled out of your driveway with Amy!


  2. Just checking the blog quick before I shut down my computer. Thank you so much for thinking about us, Kay! Full report when I get back. :)

  3. How very fun!!!!! When you check this at some random London internet cafe...hope you are having an awesome time!!!

  4. I'm sooooooo excited that you'll be telling us all about it. Hold nothing back!!! May the wind be warm at your back and may God hold you in the palm of His Hand as you wing your way across the pond and back.

  5. I've been thinking of you and C. as you enjoy this wonderful journey together. Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!!!