It was a skim through social media posts, and a minister friend observing they were at a meeting in the place where they met the Ministerial Recognition Committee many, many moons ago. Others commented... and then it struck me, it's twenty years today since my Min Rec at Hillcliffe, just outside Warrington.
I can still recall some of the questions I was asked, and still feel the sense of nervous anticipation along with the certainty that "they could still say 'no'" as I walked the short distance to the room where the verdict would be delivered.
Twenty years ago tonight, I was at a house group bonfire party... a group now scattered to the four winds, but a place where I knew love and support as I explored my call.
Quite where those twenty years went, I have no idea - but I do know I'm glad that they said 'yes'.