"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Turkey (the country, not the meat)

My trip last month to America to spend Christmas with my family was anything but simple! All sorts of flight-related complications made the journey frustrating for my friends and I, but we also tried to be thankful that we could travel and sought to enjoy the adventure on the way. And there was adventure! We ended up spending a night in Istanbul, Turkey, and one in Chicago. I especially enjoyed the time in Turkey; it was fun to get a glimpse of a completely new country.
The hotel lobby in Istanbul was busy with other people whose flights were cancelled or delayed.
You can imagine what a wonderful sight this room was to me after a 5 hour flight that had been delayed 6 hours, and then another 7 hours in the Istanbul airport.
The dramatic view out my window.
The view from another direction.
I was thankful that God let me enjoy this time, even though the trip was a challenge. It was a joy to finally reach my family after 67 hours of travel! Christmas was extra special this year.


  1. I love, love, love seeing photos of your adventures, precious daughter. Thanks for sharing these! I give thanks to God that He allowed you a view of one of the world's most famous landmarks in the midst of your struggles to reach home. He is a kind God who gives precious treasures while allowing us to be stretched, that we might become more like His Son.
    Much love, Mumsie

  2. I totally love that second to last shot. Great job!