Home, sweet, home!

We are back on British turf! A month after we left, it is hard to believe that we have travelled 4500 miles!

We spent our last night abroad in Dunkirk in a hotel which made the Ibis budget seem like a luxury hotel but we needed a bed close to the ferry. We started out at 7am and saw the white cliffs of Dover by lunch time. My youngest son who’s three still keeps asking when we are going to Europe?

 

After such huge stretching roads, England seems tiny. But our time away has made me realise how beautiful Britain is. So much diversity and richness in such a little island!

When we arrived home, there waiting on the doorstep were bags of food from good friends to welcome us, and thankfully a box of English Leaf Tea! Its good to be back in our corner of Wales.

It has been an incredible journey, which has definetley challenged us and brought us closer together as a family and to the Lord, because we needed Him more. And we are already itching to go again next spring, so watch this space!

I leave you with these incredible words by Francis Drake, which sums up the importance to step out in faith:

Disturb us, Lord, whenFrom www.sethbarnes.com
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.

 

 

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