They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway!
These photos are from a night on the town with my daughter Y. She surprised my family on a recent trip to NY.
She wasn`t going to come to NY with me this time, but as it was an important time for our family,--- my mom has just moved to a live-in care facility for Alzheimers and out of her NYC apartment,---Y changed her mind as her heart told her that it was time to see her grandmother Jane.
Y took the plane by herself a few days after me, and we decided to surprise my family--- they thought it was only me that was coming!! I went to pick her up at JFK, telling the story to my family that I`d be meeting a friend. Y got off the plane and I had made a little paper sign, that said ` we did it!!, no one knows!!`! We decided to celebrate our victory--and her independence of coming all the way from Oita by herself--- by spending a night in NYC before going to my mom`s new care home in Long Island.
Y asked where we are staying, and I said I don`t know! So the adventure began. She wanted to go to midtown since we might just be in the city this one night. We took the air train and subway and got off right in the center of NY, and looked up to find our Hotel. We saw a few, and decided on the one close to the `HOPE` sculpture. We said we`d stay there if the price was right and amazingly we got a decent price and stayed at the Manhattan Times Square. We dropped Y`s bags and went out on the town.
1. Photo by Y, NY night light!
2.Photo by Y, we got into the `Heart` on a famous Times Square billboard, where if you stand in a certain place you get to be right into the center of a heart, I think its advertising for Revlon. It was a fun thrill to get right into the center of the heart!
3. Y noticed a group was gathered and she said she thought they were my kind of group! It was true, they were doing worship songs and praising Jesus!! A really nice group and they handed me some flags to dance with. I even got to do a little flag dance with the statue of Liberty!!
4. When I looked out the window of our hotel when we returned at night there was a wonderful sign that said GOD IS. It lit up our view!!! It turned out the hotel we stayed out was just across from the Times Square Church!! And it was Easter night!! So as a follow up to the post below, I went out in my Easter dress to the eventing service and felt the bright light of God illuminating a huge theatre filled with worshippers.
The highlight of the trip was to see my mom`s face when she saw Y. The surprise was a great success! My mom`s beaming smile was so bright and showed Y why she was able to make such a big trip all by herself.
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