I am in California, waiting to start a week long work conference. I have flown, be driven and walked what seems like half the country today. I came early with a fellow store manager. I must say I am amazed at what has happened.
In order for us to be here earlier, we must find lodgings for the first night. My fellow manager has his parents in town and said it was perfectly ok for me to crash the night. The outpouring of hospitality from them is fantastic. They have show love and acceptance that would make anyone proud. It has been an encouraging experience.
I look forward to the week, I miss my family, and will be relying on a mini Fluttershy plush to help me through the day.