Whether you are Catholic or not, sometimes you need a little help from your friends. Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and hopefully he is praying for us (and Tricia and Alex and everyone else who is traveling) this weekend. Tonight we begin the 11 hour trek to Alpena. We are super excited to be with Mom and eventually Tricia, Alex and Davy. The boys have been counting down the days for this trip since Thanksgiving. We'll drive about three hours tonight to Wausau, Wisconsin. We have a room at a hotel with a pool. Remember all of the fun memories of your family sleeping all together in the hotel room on trips. I always got to sleep with Joe. He said that I farted in my sleep, a fact that I still dispute (and one that Amanda could varify.) We are looking forward to making some memories. We have Joni's laptop and are going to fire up some movies along the way. Can't wait. Safe travels to all
The Prayer to Saint Christopher
Dear Saint, you have inherited a beautiful name - Christbearer - as a result of a wonderful legend that while carrying people across a raging stream you also carried the Child Jesus. Teach us to be true Christbearers to those who do not know him. Protect all drivers who often transports those who bear Christ within them. Amen.