traveling mercies, loved ones

Last night a small group of family and friends gathered to bless John and Erin as they embark on their vagabond adventure around the world. Collective love filled the room as we heard their travel plans and then shared individual blessings for the two.

Today, Pete and Linsey and Mauri and I drove the travelers to the airport.

Here’s a picture we’ll look at more than once. Imagine traveling for eight months with only a backpack! The other bags hold their camping supplies and gear for the New Zealand leg of the itinerary and will be left behind or shipped home as they move on to their next country.

At the airport we…

ate…

(John’s prophetic fortune) and…

prayed and…

sang the family Happy Birthday song to Erin’s mom (in Virginia) and of course…

hacked. And after a final round of hugs and some tears, they were off to Fiji.

We’ll be watching their blog for updates as they learn and grow and serve and experience a different way of life for the next eight months.

Traveling mercies!

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2 Responses to traveling mercies, loved ones

  1. Julene says:

    Wonderful to see and hear of another family gathering!
    We send along our blessings as Erin and John take off for the trip of a lifetime!! We shall look forward to hearing of their adventures and tall tales!! Love to you all! 🙂
    (It is really nice to see what have been doing..baking, working and celebrating!! ) I’ll check back more often!!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful photos! My thoughts are with them and I’ll be following along on their blog too. It was so fun to spend time with all the Macy kids last May and to hear about John&Erin’s travel plans, and lovely to be able to check in with you online! 😀

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