Carter, I so enjoyed reading about your amazing day. Then I got to the last paragraph and saw who you will be staying with - Rich and Joy - and I thought, How perfect is that?
"For in Him you have been enRICHed in every way - in all your speaking and in all your knowledge" I Corinthians 1:5
And "the fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23
and of course, about a thousand other Scriptures that mention us being rich in Christ, and the joy of the LORD being our strength, etc.....
Looking forward to meeting you and hearing all about what God has done in your life - one day REAL SOON!!!!