GRATITUDE

I have begun my second camino and I am grateful.

I was supposed to leave on my trip on Sunday and was unable to fly because my covid test results came after the 48 hour deadline. I ended up getting 2 covid tests and both are negative. I’m so grateful.

My flight to Washington DC was delayed 2 days in a row which meant that I wouldn’t make my connection to London. I got to spend extra time with my family especially a big cuddle time with our newest grandchild, Teddy. I’m so grateful.

I decided to fly to DC even though I would miss my connection. It’s taking an extra day but I got to spend last night in a very nice hotel. I am grateful.

I arrived at midnight and none of our flight’s baggage was coming up on the assigned carousel. I spent an hour trying to find my bag. Finally I saw my bag circling on a carousel that was supposed to have luggage from flights from Nashville and Charlotte. I have my suitcase. I am grateful.

I found a table in a sunny spot to have my breakfast. I am grateful.

And if you remember from my last camino I had a hard time finding pepper to season my food.
If you remember on my first camino I had trouble finding pepper to season my food. I am grateful.

I have a reservation on the shuttle to go to the airport at 2:00 pm and the hotel has told me I can stay in my room until 1:00 pm. It’s a nice room with a pretty view. I am grateful.

Today I’m hopeful that I will fly to England to visit a friend that I met on the camino two years ago. I’ll arrive 4 days late, but I will get to see her. I am grateful.

Published by michelleperram

I am me, a person with love for others, a passion to be creative, and a desire to be a cheerleader for others. I’m a wife, a mommy, and a grandma (you can call me by my grandma name “Lady M”). I’m on a search to grow and connect more fully with God. I didn’t grow up particularly church, married a man who had, and we raised our three daughters in the church. I found a place to belong in the church and somehow discerned a call to go to seminary. I received a Masters of Arts and Religious Communication (MARC). I went on to become ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church and served in media ministry and Christian education. As clergy I found that I didn’t have a place to belong in the church so I left the United Methodist Church in 2010. I still believe and I’m still on a quest to draw closer to God. And I’m going to walk the Camino de Santiago.

One thought on “GRATITUDE

  1. I think it’ s ment to be like that. You could be with your grand children and you can be with a camino friend before moving on. I think you are going to have a very special time this year. All my love and enjoy.

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