"My how time flies when you are having fun!" Well, we've had a blast and I can't believe that a month can fly-by as quickly as this one has.
We have seen London from all different perspectives. We've seen it from the heights of the London Eye and from the depths of the tube. We've seen the city from the water and from it's many bridges. We've seen the city from crowded sidewalks and quiet parks. We have experienced the grandeur of St. Paul's and the simple faithfulness of Bloomsbury. We've seen some of England outside the city on speeding trains and comfortable travel buses. I wouldn't say we've seen it all... but we've seen a lot!
Quite honestly, I think it will be weeks, if not months, before I can gain a true perspective on the value of this time away. For now I can know that the stated goals of the study leave (renewal: I have completed my reading; recreation: we've done a lot!; and rest: what was I thinking!?!) have been met and exceeded.
I am ready to be "home"- residence, surroundings, and church. But first, me and my three ladies have to finish packing. I haven't done this much cramming since seminary!