We left Charleston, IL this morning and, seven hours of driving later, pulled into Leavenworth, KS. As we drove through the outskirts of Kansas City, I watched the sun set amidst gray clouds tinged with gold and purple and blue. There was a treeline in the distance, but you could still see forever and the sun was setting against the plains with simple but catching beauty. And it seemed like such a sunset could only exist in Kansas. Not in Michigan or in Illinois or in Indiana or in Ohio or Arkansas or Texas (although all those places are nice). Only in Kansas.
We're not here for long. We leave in 7 hours for the Kansas City airport to catch our flight to Seattle, Washington to help a mission organization there for two weeks. After we fly back from that, we'll start heading towards "home."
And Greg, my love, happy Valentine's Day - from your Kansas girl!