After more than 2 weeks, Rich will be back home from Fiji this afternoon! YEAY!!! I am so excited!!!
I've got to run and get the house cleaned up. If there's time left, Kylie and I will bake him an American apple pie for his welcome - one of his favorites :)
Having come from the islands, I know he will not have suffered from starvation, but it's still nice to come home to that smell (and taste)!
He actually already arrived in Auckland yesterday but had to do some more ministry stuff there this morning. Nearly every time he comes and goes he stays in Auckland with our Samoan pastor friends we know from when we were working in Auckland with IWT 3 years ago.
It's so funny - it's become a family joke - they always have a BIG FEED for him, no matter what time of day or night he arrives!
Last time, he arrived after midnight. We all knew - and yes, it happened - our Samoan friend took him out to eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
It's hilarious! Even if he's not hungry and doesn't really want to eat at all (rather sleep), he HAS TO eat and fellowship first!
It would be unacceptable for the Samoan sense of hospitality to just pick him up from the airport and let him go to sleep.
Last night was no exception :)
We love our island friends!!! (and we'll know who to blame for extra-pounds)