This day arrived way too soon and it always carries for me a mix of sadness and disappointment.
Sadness and disappointment that comes with the realization that BTAC 2018 is over and we all have to go our separate ways. Some of us had to leave and board at the crack of dawn flights back home before the closing ceremony starts.
I’ve got a four hour Megabus ride back to Houston with Dee Dee Watters.
But it is also a day in which we revel in the new friends we’ve made, gotten to hug and hold tight old ones, and look forward to the future recharged and energized to take on the world.
Already know the dates. It’ll be April 22-28 once again in Dallas, and we’ll announce the hotel and reservation details once the staff recovers from putting this year’s event on.
At 11 PM the closing interfaith service led by when we now call our Golden Flames, our elders from age 55 and up will be conducted. Once it’s over, the countdown starts for BTAC 2019.
And I can hardly wait fir it to get here.