During the first week of June, our family took a plane up to Ashland, Ohio. The primary purpose was to see Papa (my dad) walk for his graduation from the doctorate program at Ashland Theological Seminary. He chose this particular seminary because it was the only one that had the program of study for the field that he wanted to specialize in--formational counseling. It combines biblical/clinical couseling, spiritual direction, and healing prayer. He wrote his dissertation on the development of a healing prayer model that teaches an individual to attune to the Holy Spirit's truth in the present moment to overcome lie-based thinking. One of the "head honcho" examiners said it was the best he's ever read!!! Papa, we can't wait to see where the Lord wants to use you in this new pathway of your career. We are so proud of you and proud of the hard work it took to get here.
On the shuttle bus from the remote airport parking to the terminal! Anthony was so excited! It was his first time on a bus! This could've been the entire trip and he would've been so happy!
Lucas' first airplane ride
(Somehow, Mario and I didn't get seats right next to each other...they were across the aisle!)
Anthony in his first "bought seat" on an airplane. No more lap-baby Anthony! He got to wear the "big boy" seatbelt!
Papa spending time with his grandsons; James (Anthony's cousin) is in Papa's arms
Anthony loved pushing James around in his stroller. This is in front of the "married couple" dorms at Ashland University. We got a good deal staying here, and they were very nice and comfy!
Aunt Michelle and Uncle Josh getting in the buggy for their turn
Aunt Michelle loving on Anthony