I leave in 4 days.
So, what am I doing
in the days leading up to my 2 week odyssey?
Oh, you know, important things like:
cleaning out closets, cleaning under sinks, making hair bows for my
girls, organizing clothes, making summer schedules for the kids, room-mom
projects, researching birthday party options for Caleb, going through papers
that have been sitting in a pile for months…
Basically any and every little thing I can find to do other
than get ready for this trip and controlling every little thing around me. And I mean every.little.thing. Because that's what I do when I feel out of control. Find something to control.
I have nothing packed.
And a ton to pack. And I am
With the idea of leaving my kids.
With the amount I have to fit into the smallest space.
With all that I “need” for 2 weeks away in a foreign land.
With the idea of traveling with a bunch of stranger to an environment
I’ve only seen in movies.
With the details of leaving the kids for 2 weeks.
With leaving JMad – my comfort, security, sounding board and
most days lifeline.
With not working out for 2 weeks.
With being out of control
With being out of my element.
With having to trust God.
Other than that, I’m really excited about this trip.