…. and all is once more right with the world.
It’s been lovely following the adventures of the Boston pilgrims from my armchair as Dom journeyed with them to tell the story. Via the World Youth Day 2011 blog that Dom created for the Boston Archdiocese and the beautiful photos that Dom’s colleague George posted live to Flickr and even a few Skype calls, including one very spotty two minute call from the field where the pilgrims had Mass with Pope Benedict (on Saturday while they were waiting for the Pope to arrive).
We had fun playing Where’s Waldo with the crowd shots.
But it is so very, very nice to have him home again. The shrieking in the minivan when we spotted him at the airport was not to be believed. Oh such joy from my crew. Even Anthony seems relieved and joyful to have his world back in its proper alignment once more.
I’ve shared out some of the chocolate he brought me. (Because he knows me so well!)
This is like crack. So good!
I’m looking forward to some Spanish wine and digging into a kilo of Manchego cheese.
Mmm… the two bottles that weren’t confiscated by security.
The girls have had fun playing Pilgrim’s Progress wearing his backpack and hat. They’ve flown on planes and slept in the field and been sure to drink plenty of ice cold water so they don’t get heat stroke.
Sophie the pilgrim.
There are stories to tell and memories to share. Most of all just enjoying the gift of presence.
My prayers today for all families who are separated, especially families whose daddies are away serving to protect our country in dangerous places.