I wrote a blog post yesterday. And the day before. But - I didn't publish either. They were lacking something.
I tend to wait to publish (just like I tend to think before I speak). I edit. I linger. I let it settle in my soul.
That is both good and bad.
Here's a quick Q&A.
Where in the country are you?
We're parked in the Orlando area - Kissimmee, to be exact.
What are you doing tomorrow?
We're serving with Give Kids The World, a local non-profit that we've heard wonderful reports about. We also hope to do several other projects for our remaining days in Central FL.
Where are you going next?
We'll share our route for the spring soon...but Georgia, The Carolinas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey are on our tentative list.
What are you learning?
I am learning that...Giving hurts. Giving isn't always glamorous. Giving is sometimes lonely. Giving is often hard. I'm learning to listen with greater intensity and to ask better questions.
How are your kids taking it?
They seem to be adjusting far better than Tim & I are. ;) But...we KNOW it's been hard for them too. In the midst of all the change, the message of this year is clearly taking root in their hearts. Almost every day, our 4-year-old prays, "Lord, help us to find someone to help today." And yesterday when she was in the shower? Tim & I heard her singing (operetta style), "I praise you, Lord. You're my everything." Needless to say, I think they're doing just fine.
What questions do you have about this new chapter in our family's life?
Are you the kind of person who speaks/writes first and edits later...or vice versa?