Jane and I had people stay at our house this weekend who were in town to attend a mutual friend’s wedding. We had not met them prior to their arrival.
Joel is a bright and funny 27 year old man from Switzerland who lives in South Africa and is a helicopter pilot. His job is to fly supplies into remote places in Africa. Hearing him talk about his life and passion for what he is doing was very inspiring to me.
Our other guest, Megan, is a quick witted 24 year old female pilot from Alaska. She had been a college basketball player before switching colleges and majors to become an airplane pilot and now instructor. She has tattooed on her foot the word Vagabond. It fits her to a tee. She would be equally at home in Africa, Israel or her native Alaska. She is adventurous and full of life.
Jane and I loved the time we were able to spend with these two young people. They had a passion for life that was contagious. They did not make safe predictable choices about their lives. They chose to live big lives that were definitely outside of the proverbial box we so often talk about. When they left our home, one heading to VA and the other heading to Johannesburg, my wife and I agreed there are some amazing young people in this world. We know, we just spent three days with two of them. May their tribe continue to increase.