You know when you have so much going on in your life and your brain feels like shutting down? That’s been me for the last 3 weeks.
I went on a mission trip with my church the first week in June to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. This is our 3rd time going there, and it was a success. We do a week long VBS and feed the kids snack and lunch. Normally we have 40 to 60 kids. This year we had 80 to 115 kids.
When we went to Pine Ridge several years ago.. this kid Aaron touched my heart. He was too young to participate in VBS, so I let him hang out with me in the kitchen. He was AMAZED at all the fruit I had there… and asked for an orange. I gave him one, and he didn’t know to take the peel off, because he had never eaten an orange before! This year I made sure he had some more oranges..
The plan was to drive home from South Dakota.. relax a little, then get all my stuff ready for VBS crafts the next week. BUT…
Me, my dad and my sister in Colorado
While on the Mission Trip I found out my dad has small cell lung cancer. As soon as I got home from South Dakota, we turned and left for Georgia. You hear about cancer in the news, people ask you to pray for others that have cancer.. but when it’s a close family member, it makes your brain race and shut down at the same time.
I’m pretty sure that my dad is going to kick cancer’s butt. If you are the praying type, please say a prayer for him.
My brother and I (along with a few of my children) drove down to Georgia to see my dad. We had a great visit with Dad, Debra and our sister Kathy.
visited the Georgia Aquarium
And headed back home.. so we could do our part at VBS