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Ireland! Germany! USA!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tomorrow I'm flying to Ireland for 4 days. It will be my first trip there and I'm very excited! I'm more than 1/4 Irish (my dad's mom's maiden name was McGrady) and I've always wanted to go there.

This will be a "working vacation" as I've been invited to speak to the singles at a family church retreat. I think it's wonderful that the church is offering some special teaching times to the singles, and I'm grateful to be a part of it.

In fact, this trip is an answer to prayer and exactly the kind of thing I had been hoping to do when my studies were complete - the invitation came during the week of the finals! It's as if the Lord is saying, "Go for it!"

I come back to Germany on Monday, work a day at the language school on Tuesday (one of my English students is having a minor crisis preparing for a standardized test), repack on Wednesday, fly to Florida, USA on Thursday, then take the bus from Naples to Orlando on Sunday to attend my denomination's biannual conference.

Remind me to breath, OK!?

P.S. Will try to post pics, also of the 50's diner where I went for my birthday last week. But today I'm writing from the language school during a break between English lessons so no pics available.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TANYA602 7/13/2012 11:29AM

    Have a wonderful mini holiday. It sounds like you will be quite busy, so be sure to find time to take it all in and enjoy!

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SJG1953 7/13/2012 1:25AM

    Happy Belated Birthday Michelle! I am so glad for you!! Praise God for His lovingkindness and care for us as His children! It's like His Blessings are upon you dear.

Enjoy your trip and adventures!

Blessings and prayers,

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 7/12/2012 10:22PM

    I am so excited for you, Michelle! I pray that all of your travels will be safe and that you will have a wonderful time enjoying the gifts and surprises that God is bringing your way!

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FRESKA 7/12/2012 8:22PM

    emoticon sounds exciting!! congrats to you on all the adventures!!! ENJOY!!! i have irish roots too! one day i'll get there! lol
hope its amazing!


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MTNGRL 7/12/2012 7:59PM

    Wow, I am so happy for you. I know you are going to have a great time. I will be looking forward to the pictures!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 7/12/2012 6:38PM

    Have a great time!

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LAURAKATE76 7/12/2012 6:23PM

    Sounds like you've got quite a few adventures planned! I'd love to go to Ireland family is from there, but I've never had the opportunity to visit. Someday! Have fun!

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MAMASUDS 7/12/2012 3:49PM

    I'm so glad that you found a minute to write to us and share your adventure plans. How exciting. I can't wait to see the pictures. So happy for you!

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AEO_SUNSHINE 7/12/2012 1:57PM

    Sounds like a great trip and an opportunity to use your 'education'.

BREATHE and happly belated birthday wishes.

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JOANNKW 7/12/2012 1:50PM

    Have a wonderful time!

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 7/12/2012 1:31PM

    Awesome! You will love Ireland! I was blind when I went, but had a great friend who described the rolling green over the fields to me in great detail! The people I met in Ireland were fabulous too! Enjoy! Enjoy your trip back to the US too! And, oh yeah, BREATHE!!

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RUNNINGOMA 7/12/2012 11:54AM

    You have a wonderful time! Stay safe and Lord bless! emoticon

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CAROLYN0107 7/12/2012 11:05AM

    Have a great trip! emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL24 7/12/2012 10:40AM


Have a wonderful trip. I was in Naples for the first time last November, just before Thanksgiving, and I loved it. Hope you don't get culture shock when you return to the US emoticon !!

Looking forward to hearing about your trip. I wish I could hear you speak in Ireland.

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VISUALLYRICS 7/12/2012 10:37AM

    Oh Michelle!!! God gave me this same gift in 1999 when I was able to take an art design college course in Ireland! I loved it ( 3 weeks )....Enjoy!!
I'll be thinking of you every trip was very special I remember it like it was yesterday.
My maiden name is McFarland...I am Scottish & Irish...Lol!...thru & thru!

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KATHYKIM 7/12/2012 10:22AM

    Sounds fabulous!

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HICIM705 7/12/2012 10:04AM

    Enjoy those adventures!!!
Have fun!!!

Check-in whenever you can!!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/12/2012 9:00AM

    Sounds great! So happy to hear that you are going to Ireland and get to speak at their single's retreat! Wonderful!!

Have a fabulous trip. Hope to see pictures when you get back.

Have a great trip to Florida as well!

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AAEEFDCA 7/12/2012 8:50AM

    Have safe travels, Naples Flordia area is beautiful, my grandparents lived there.

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FLORIDASUN 7/12/2012 8:48AM

    YaY...How much fun is THIS! Prayers are answered when we diligently ask and believe! I've not been to Ireland...but our friends have many times and just loved it...I'm adding it to my 'bucket list' as a place to see. Hugs and happiness shall follow you in your travels! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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