Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sweet Home Alabama

From Powhatan, VA, we headed southwest to Birmingham, Alabama, to visit some of our relatives: Steve & Lenora Longenecker and their family. Our deadline was to reach Birmingham in time to attend Steve & Lenora's twin sons' evening concert. They are in a Christian rock band called Redemption Row. When they started their set with a Needtobreathe cover song, I knew it was going to be a good night...and it sure was!

Some friends of ours told us to do all those things on furlough that we miss when we're in Uganda. Going to concerts is one of them (especially for me), and this was a weekend for concerts! The following day, after chatting with Steve & Lenora and watching football with Derek & Eric, Amber and I went to a Switchfoot concert. Switchfoot is one of our favorite bands who help us break through the emotional funk we sometimes find ourselves in overseas. The concert was good, but we had to wait in the freezing cold through a series of rather bad musical acts (I won't mention any names)!

A big thanks to the Longenecker family for welcoming us and sharing their fun-filled weekend!

1 comment:

Douglas W. Boone said...

Greetings from... Birmingham, AL! The two performances that I witnessed over the weekend (1 & 2 Dec) were "West Side Story" Broadway Series at BJCC and "Fear Not" Christmas program at Shades Mountain Baptist Church.

Blessed Christmas to you both.