09/08/2008, Chula Vista Marina California
It is time to bring this journey to a close. Many people wonder how we feel about this so I will speak for myself:
Gabriella is like Ayla my poodle I want to hug her as Gabriella feels alive with her spirit saying I will always love you. I am bonded to Gabriella in a special way it has been many miles. Todd and Renee are renaming Gabriella to Munay which means unconditional love. When I put this all together I hear my message from this incredible journey as
" I will love you unconditionally forever."
With these words said I continue to believe and walk by faith releasing Gabriella and moving on where God will have me next.
Stepping away on Sept. 5, 2008 from Gabriella. I conclude this journey once again to you with these words praying that you find your message that you see and hear "Gabriella's Voyage of Faith"
I WILL LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY FOREVER...
JESUS... my rock solid foundation... the cornerstone that has joined me together, forever with God the Father Almighty. May my live bring Him glory and praise.
09/08/2008, North Pacific Ocean
The final leg was the most difficult of our entire journey. I was glad I missed it. Gabriella hit 3 1/2 days of gale conditions with the peak wind reading at 40. Gabriella fared extremely well considering the conditions and the length of time being pounded by mother nature a total of 39 days against the seas 6,000 miles with winds rising pushing heavy seas broadside. Our journey took us some 12,000 miles to remote islands and foreign cities opening our eyes to a world beyond our own. I considerate all a blessing form the Lord above and wouldn't have missed it for anything. Thank you Lord.