Planes and Trains and a Birthday to Remember

I didn’t check out the math…but I’m just guessing that Karla was right when she said that as of two days ago I had been alive for 16, 436 days.  That sounds like a big number… but you know what?  It’s not even depressing to me as these multiples of 5 can often be. 
 
Again, I’ll never tire of saying this: “I’m just happy to be here” and enjoy days like this with my family. I wanted to pass along some cool pictures I was able to shoot from the plane ride that Benj and I took on Saturday morning September 19, 2009 and also a couple pics of “the real Thomas.”
 
We (the pilot Brian Bean, Benj and I)  took off from the Winterset airport at about 9:00 a.m. and flew around central Iowa for about an hour and a half.  The world looks entirely different from 500-1000 feet above the earth than it does from ground level.  It was an awesome day for a plane ride! 
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A picture of Crossroad Church
A picture of Crossroad Church

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Earlham ball fields
Earlham ball fields
beans glorious beans
beans glorious beans
The "Real" Thomas
The “Real” Thomas
Diamondhead Lake
Diamondhead Lake
Lake Panorama
Lake Panorama
Happy Guys
Happy Guys
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2 thoughts on “Planes and Trains and a Birthday to Remember”

  1. Happy Birthday Mike. Among the countless lessons learned and insights gained from this past year has been a partial answer to the prayer of the Psalmist in Psalm 90.

    ESV Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

    I think you have learned to number your days, and thereby have gained more wisdom than you had before.

    I am so glad you are still here with yet more days to number. And I hope you taught me something about numbering my days as well — for I too hope to grow into a heart of wisdom in whatever time I have left.

    Enjoyed the pictures — and I too really like the picture of the red house — I happened to know from experience that some very kind people live there.

    Randy

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