We have been blessed to have lived on the Africa Mercy for almost three years with our Ship family. We have been blessed to be able to do jobs that we love and be part of the community.
We have been blessed with good travel back to the UK, we were even blessed by being able to store our luggage in a friends car on the ferry as they happened to be traveling over to the airport themselves. [Ok so we nearly lost a child on the escalator once we got to the UK- completely forgetting they have not experienced lots of the things we take for granted - he was reluctant to step on it with his suitcase and the rest of us had all gone down, but we all made it in the end!]
We were blessed to be met by Sarah's Mum buried under a pile of coats so we wouldn't freeze. We went to McDonalds for breakfast - as requested by the boys for the start of Josh's birthday. Some of that considered that a blessing more than others ;-)
We got back and the boys checked out their new bedroom (AKA Sam and Amy's room) complete with new football bedding and rediscovered their toys that we had sent back a few months ago, oh the joy.
We were blessed to celebrate Josh's birthday with family, presents, cakes and party food [thanks Nanny and everyone!!].
We have been blessed to spend today with Miriam, walk along the sea front [and I really am trying not to moan that it is too old after moaning that Sierra Leone was too hot last week, but lets just say that we had numb faces, tingling hands and icy cold feet at the end of our brisk walk], eat cherry tomatoes and baby oranges, yoghurts and so much more. It kind of feels like we are on holiday, rather than the reality that we don't live on the ship anymore, but we are counting our blessings and thanking God for all he has done in the past few years and the past few days - it has been AWESOME beyond words.