I collapsed into the arms of my husband in the baggage claim of the San Antonio airport last night after countless hours in five airports and never ending stretches of time spent cramped on airplanes. I absorbed his warmth and strength as I received the familiar invitation to lean on him. Leaning on him is a gift, a pleasure, and a joy especially after another international adventure working for Kirabo Seeds in Uganda. I exclaimed to him, “ We did it again!” He knew exactly what I meant. It takes all of “us” for me to be able to go. The entire process of preparing for our work at the children’s home, traveling with two children, accomplishing the work and finding our way back from the continent of Africa is so immense and draining for me that all I want to do is lean heavy on my strong man and feel thankful.
Arriving home with the welcome of my kittens and faithful dog pushing for my attention was my kinda welcome party. The house was clean, Craig had grilled some food, my shower was delightful and bed was a taste of heaven. Waking up with kittens purring in the nape of my neck gives me a silly happy feeling. It’s something I really enjoy.
I have collected so many stories to tell of our recent adventures. I’ll continue to blog and share them here. God has been so generous to us in this work. Our children are thriving, the staff is united, support continues to come from people who care about what we are all called to do, and we have been surrounded by the protection of God almighty as we accomplish this work. Today is a day to recuperate and collect up my life, spread it out and delegate responsibility.
The first day home feels like a crash landing, one life colliding with force and heavy impact into the other. It takes me a day or two to clean up the mess and begin the whole process again. It won’t be long before my mind shifts into preparation mode for the next time I cross the world with two children in tow and loads of work to be accomplished. It’s quite a thrill I must say when I look over my shoulder and see what God can do through little ole me. I humbly submit to the responsibilities given to me because the love God has poured into my life has to flow out somewhere and it’s been directed into the lives of these eighteen children and the team who care for them daily. I feel so honored to spend myself in this way. I’m willing to give every last bit of myself for the cause. It’s all worth it when I see photographs like these.