If you are traveling abroad this summer...check your passport!!! On Wednesday, when Coty's dad got to the airport with the hikers, he was not allowed to get on the plane because his passport had expired in May!!! He thought he had gotten it in 2000 before the first Spain hike and so had not checked it. But, in fact, he'd gotten it in 1997 before traveling to Australia and it expired in May.
Sooooo, there's a slight delay in the England plans. They were able to reschedule all their flights and will now leave on Sunday, just a few days late.
But, there's another twist. We just got a call from Coty's folks that they are on their way to the doctor right now because Matthew had to be awakened at 12:30 this afternoon - he'd slept through the night and the whole morning - and he had a fever.
We'd certainly appreciate your prayers for Matthew and for them to figure out what's wrong. Probably a virus, I'm guessing, but I bet he's glad he's not starting out on the hike in England today. God's providence.
When I heard about the passport incident, I just kept thinking, "OK, Lord, why did this happen? What good are you going to bring from this mix-up?" I am thankful that Matthew, being sick, is with grandparents in Virginia and able to be well taken care of right now. We'll keep you posted....