South Carolina Part 2 - Magical Monday

On Sunday evening, we went to church so Brie could speak to the youth group about her upcoming venture in Germany. Since it was Memorial Day weekend, there was only one kid who showed up but he just happened to be someone who was interested in missions. It was also a time to get to know others that David and Lyndsay worked with at the church. Afterwards, we headed back to their house for some grilled chicken and another episode of Naked and Afraid (this show is addicting, y'all!)

Monday is what I like to refer to as "Magical Monday." All of us are history buffs and being that we are also seminarians, the thought of getting to go to an actual monastery was pretty sweet. We got a behind the scenes tour of the monastery which also happened to be Henry Laurens (the guy Mel Gibson portrayed in The Patriot) former plantation. We saw a slave cemetery and talked to three monks. Yes, that's right. THREE MONKS.

What did you do on Memorial Day? Bet you didn't talk to three monks ;)

So after our tour, we were invited to the farm of the man who gave us the tour. His family goes to David and Lyndsay's church and they were absolutely precious. First, we picked strawberries

Then, we were invited back into the farmhouse for some delicious homemade zucchini pickles, zucchini muffins, and homemade organic strawberry ice cream. To quote Brie, "What is this day?!"

All good things must come to an end and after we left the farm, we grabbed lunch (Bojangles...I'm telling you, dieting was completely thrown out the window) and watched one last episode of Naked and Afraid (#addicting) and I had to drive back to Jax.

This trip was just what I needed  in so many ways. It was good to see friends I hadn't seen in a long time. It was bittersweet to tell Brie goodbye, but just knowing what awaits her excites me. I fell in love with Charleston and so wish a job had worked out there. Who knows. Maybe one day.

All in all, I'm thankful for the blessing of friends who come alongside you when you need it the most.


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