I’m Back! A worn-out yours truly arrived at LAX this afternoon to a wonderful reception. The welcome wagon that came to greet me consisted of my wife, Karlene, my kids; Tara and Zac, My mother, plus Mel, Cathy & Mesha Po, and Kelly Sepulveda. They put flower leis around my neck and had a hugfest. It was great.
I started-out yesterday evening at the Hyderabad airport. I flew Lufthansa Airlines, and there had been a mistake on the seat assignments, so I was trying to get them corrected for the flights home. The young lady at the counter and I were not communicating, so I resigned to letting it go. Pastor Prem was impressed with how cool I was. He said that other pastors and missionaries from the United States that have been with him in the past would get all stressed-out and frustrated when things did not go right in similar situations in India. He said to me, “You just stay so cool, you never seem to get rattled.” I replied, “I just try to roll with the punches.” What are you gonna do?
Anyway, I got on board after 2:00am India time and began my two-leg, over 20 hour trip back to Los Angeles, back to Torrance, back to my very-missed family. Upon arriving home, I directly took a much-needed shower (which everyone was thankful for) and then headed with the family to Acapulco Café for a much-anticipated Mexican Food fix!
It is now 6:30pm Friday night and I’m fading. The miles and travel are catching up to me. But I sure am glad to be home.