Travel Tuesdays – unexpected journeys

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Tomorrow I am flying to Japan. That is totally insane. I am traveling to Japan as a representative of the 9/11 Tribute Center. That is also beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I have the opportunity to travel to Japan as part of the 2nd International Outreach Program for School Children and Community Survivors of 3/11 Great East Japan Disasters. I am humbled, excited and amazed. Thank you Tribute Center for allowing me to represent you. Thank you to American Airlines for donating the flights. Thank you to the Japan Society and the Rotary Club for your part in this venture.

This past week Bruce would have celebrated his 60th birthday. I have a feeling he is looking down and saying “that’s my girl. Keep up the good work.” He was my biggest supporter. Years ago for some totally bizarre, bratty reason I said to him “You know, you really need to get a ministry.” And without blinking an eye he responded “I have a ministry. My ministry is you.” And in that moment I realized that I was able to do all the things I did because of his love and support. Thank you Bruce for the life we shared and thank you for the life your sacrifice has given me. Love you!!!

FYI: I will post additional England adventures and photos when I get home from Japan. I hope to post about Japan as it unfolds.

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