I may need to take up a new style of blogging – bullet points.
*For two days I’m driving back and forth to Spokane for a Fostering Idaho/Fostering WA conference. I’m a wee bit envious of the people spending the night, sleeping in comfy hotel beds and having dinner with adults, but that doesn’t work for our schedule right now. This morning I set my alarm for 5:00 to be sure I would be out the door on time. I’m honestly thankful I woke at 4:30 giving me time to read my Bible, write a few words in my Line a Day Journal (yes, I’m actually keeping up!), and write a few words to you.
*I may have neglected to mention I have a new job, one I wasn’t looking for but came looking for me. It’s part-time with flexible hours and I can do some of my work from home. What I haven’t figured out yet is where to find the extra hours in my already full schedule, but I’m rearranging, talking with Russ, letting things go, and asking God to show me how he wants me to spend my time using the gifts he’s given me.
*On the extremely bright side, I work with people who are passionate about children, families, foster care, adoption, trauma, attachment, and all the things I love. It doesn’t get much better than this.
*The school year is racing to a finish with the kids gleefully counting down the remaining days. I wish I felt as excited as they do. I need to give more thought not only to their summer routine, but mine. How will I organize my time to accomplish my writing goals (I promise, the book is happening and I will be able to tell you more this summer), keep the blog going, send you my friends-letter (sign up for my weekly email!), and do my Fostering Idaho work. Oh, and I need to be a good mom too!
*Along with school, Eby and Wogauyu’s baseball season is wrapping up. Their last games are this week with the league tournament next week. They’ve had great coaches and learned so much. I’m very thankful – and will still be happy when the season ends and we can sit down for dinner as a family.
*Also on my mind: Hannah is wrapping up her last weeks of residency in Minneapolis. Mimi came for a two-day visit, stayed for four, and bought a car while she was here after hers completely died and was towed to a salvage yard. Noah turned 26 yesterday and is nearly done with his third year of med school. I talked with both Samuel and Isaiah in the last few days – I miss them. Annarose left for her summer job as a camp counselor last Sunday.
*Russ is working on projects he really enjoys, which is a treat after a very intense semester. I love seeing him happy.
All for today. How are you?
I plan to send out my weekend email. If you haven’t signed up, I hope you will. It’s short and sweet, and a little more personal – a letter to my friends.
Have a wonderful day, friend, and if it’s a hard one you’re facing, know you’re not alone. If you are hurting, overwhelmed, discouraged, scared, I’m pausing to pray courage and strength for you right now.
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