Backwards into Tomorrow

As we headed out of Chicago, I contemplated our path and destination…headed backwards into tomorrow. We would cross the international date line and end up into the next day… How little we can see….always concentrating on the details and the insurmountable things in life…as though we are looking only inwards, downwards, or perhaps backwards is the best way to put it. Backwards is what I keep thinking, because if I would just turn around and look up, I have someone to guide me forward. In this journey, I need to keep my focus not on trying to control every detail, but forward, in Christ, on tomorrow…tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16…tomorrow when I complete my family…tomorrow when I will hold my new son for the first...

It Takes a Village

I am sitting here at just past midnight amazed and exhausted from all that has transpired over the past 48 hours. We received our call to travel to Korea at 8:42am Tuesday and are boarding a flight to Seoul, South Korea in a mere 6 hours. How long you wait for that call, planning, and begging for its arrival….but yet it grabs you by surprise. It takes your breath away the moment you hear the words “You can travel to pick up your son….” It takes the very air from your lungs….as though the world stops for just that moment while 2000 things run through your head….”he’s coming….we have to make reservations….what do I pack…oh no! I don’t even have a car seat!!” (Not that anyone who knows me is surprised by the last one!) But then the whirlwind begins…and for that I am thankful. Thankful not so much for the crazy 2 hour phone calls at midnight to Korean air or trying to find a hotel room during the G-20 summit or guessing what size the munchkin would wear…but thankful for the friends and family. Family and Friends that showed up to help clear the gallery…friends that fed me lunch and listened and answered questions…friends that ran endless errands and kept me on task…friends that stood in the gap when I lost it…friends that grabbed wet laundry piles when my dryer broke at the last hour…friends that thought of all those things I would need while I stood there, my mind blank…the room spinning with all that must be accomplished…friends that called…friends that prayed…friends that came…that really truly...

Where Have I Been…

Well…the studio has been overflowing with painting…life has been crazy…and we are so excited to be walking this amazing path of foreign adoption! Yes…we are adopting from South Korea! We have been diligently working on all our paperwork, studies, and progress…that when everything was sent to Korea a couple weeks ago- I wanted to shout it from the mountain tops!! …but shouting aside…I am back to the studio…I will paint while I wait…creating works for my upcoming gallery...