We are packed, ready to go, and about to head to the airport! Two Marvins, two bikes, two duffels, and one large checked bag (and a partridge in a pear tree).
A couple prayers/blessings come to mind to me today. One is in response to my own internal anxiety and excitement, and one is in response to my love for all our family and friends who we will miss dearly.
A Bible verse that has stuck with me from the first time I left home for college, to going to Pittsburgh for grad school, to going to SF.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
An old Irish blessing
A prayer from my Irish O’Brien heritage.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.