During an invigoratingly memorable October trek to Michigan by way of Georgia, then Kentucky, followed by Ohio and on the return, Indiana and Tennessee, not only did our family get to cast missions vision along the way but we also observed autumn’s robust change of season. It was a time of visiting super friends, great churches and faithful supporters. Both in our natural surroundings and within our own family nucleus winds of change have been blowing.
The youngest member of our changing Bonin tribe, now almost 7, is trying his hand at basketball in a local league.
We had great joy in getting to know an exchange student at LSU who hails from the very same area in Belgium where we’ve lived for 10 years. Sébastien became a good friend and we introduced him to some of the ways of Louisiana culture. 🙂
Speaking of Louisiana State University and change, Callie (the eldest tribe member) finished her bachelor’s degree as one of the Business Management’s department top 10 graduates.
Eight days later, she changed her last name and became Mrs. Stuart Langley!
Eight days after that, as I write, the newlyweds are on their way to their changed address – Nashville, TN where they will embrace their own winds of change in their new life together.
For a year-end change of pace and to recuperate from the wedding event, the rest of the Bonin tribe took a spin on the Mighty Mississippi River via the Steamboat Natchez!