Monday, May 29, 2017
Today was the first day of an amazing trip that will grow me as a Christ follower and hopefully do some good in a small way for a small part of the world that isnt my home.
And today was one of the hardest days there is...saying gloodbye to my most favorite people on the planet.
It is hard to see your family cry as they leave.
There is a men's and women's team going to Kenya...it was good to meet everyone and to prepare for the upcoming weeks.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
We recently finished up three weeks of basketball camp with our 2nd - 5th grades.
We had approximately 130 kids at different times.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
I leave soon to head to Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia via Xenia, Ohio.
I will be in Ohio for a couple of days and then I won't see my family for almost three weeks.
I was talking today to our head coach to make sure my son keeps his mind off me as much as possible by letting him come to summer basketball practices and games and it really got to me.
As I type this, I can feel that uneasy feeling of "missing them" that I have had before.
I'm going to be able to send text messages at any time as well as pictures, but I will not like seeing them.
I'd almost rather have no contact with any of them while I'm gone...it'd be easier on me, but it won't for them.
As the excitement grows as I get closer to that time of leaving, I also get that reminder of the gnawing feeling of emptiness not having my favorite people within reach of a hug or kiss.