Monday, January 28, 2013

Less than a week away...

Typhoid shot - check
Malaria pills - check
Clothes packed - check
Converter to upload photos onto my tablet - check
Needed store run to get other supplies (water bottles, nuts, raisins, batteries, etc.) - well, not quite

I know it's almost time for us to go - we leave at 3 a.m. Friday. Here it is Monday afternoon and I don't have everything I'm supposed to have yet. Well, it will get done.

Lots of people are asking me if I'm excited yet. - not yet. I have so many things to do at work and at home first before I can even get into that mindset. I'm sure I will be come Wednesday, though.

Right now, I just finished writing a story about the trip for the Christian Church of Jasper's newsletter. Doing that story is putting me more in the mindset of the importance of these trips. Talking to Holli Land, who pretty much puts the trips together, and Brandi Stiles, who will be working with a medical crew, I can hear the passion in their voices as they talk about the work that we'll all be doing. Especially Holli - which makes sense, since she's the one who felt that an orphanage was needed.

If you go to CCJ, pick up the February edition of the CCJ Monthly to hear the story in her words.

It sounds like we're going to be busy, busy, busy. And I think it's going to be a bit emotional for me, seeing the little girls, who happen to be black like me.
I sure hope I can handle this.

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