He suggested that I find some travel companions. Christa spent a semester in England her junior year in college, so she seemed like the obvious choice. And Charlotte is getting to the age where she would appreciate a trip like that. So a girls trip seemed like a possibility.
But after a lot of things happening all over the globe, I have become a bit leery. After mentioning that, I got a phone call from Charlotte asking that Mark and I come over to see something. We were both
I had mentioned that maybe instead of a girls trip, we should take a family trip to Minnesota. While that is still a great idea, Charlotte wasn't about to let go of her dream of England.
We had prime seats on the couch facing the TV. Yep, we knew what was up. The lights went down, and this is what we saw.
Let's take a little side excursion now and talk about the reference to England being the home of my DNA heritage.
Early in summer, Mark and I decided to try Ancestry DNA. We were fairly sure what the results would be--we come from nearly identical backgrounds, but hey, they were running a Father's Day special so why not.
When Mark received his results first, we weren't surprised, and I was sure mine would be the same.
And then I opened up my results.
At that point, we wanted Aaron tested too. He wasn't able to validate the British heritage, as his results were 82% Europe West and only 5% Great Britain. However, they also sent a parent/child analysis, which validated that Mark and I are both indeed his parents. As if there was any actual question about that. Anyway, is that why I enjoy British literature and TV and have an overwhelming desire to visit the UK? Who knows? But I digress.
This is the very same face her father always used when he wanted something--and it was usually effective.