Lilly and I leave with our team from church tomorrow for Honduras. Tomorrow. Honduras. I’m having a little bit of a hard time wrapping my head around it. I’m scared, I’m nervous, I’m excited, I’m scared. I like being home. I like showering twice a day. I like going to bed early in my own bed with my own pillow. I like being by myself. What was I thinking signing up for this trip to another country with lots of people I barely know that I will be eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner with for seven days. SEVEN DAYS. Actually its 8 days and seven nights. Oh my gosh now I’m totally freaking myself out. AND I’m taking my 11 year old daughter, who might just be a little bit on the high maintenance side and eats NOTHING but peanut butter. Oh sweet baby Jesus what was I thinking.
Each year my church, Lake Forest, holds a missions trip info meeting. I have gone the past 6 years. I usually sit in the back, don’t ask any questions, grab an application and run out the door before anyone can ask me which trip I’m interested in. I would go home, study the application, leave it on my desk for a few weeks until finally I would surrender to the fact that there was no way I could make the trip. The application would once again makes its way to the recycling bin.
Until this year. This year I have turned into a sponge. Wanting and craving new experiences. Wanting to see new places. Wanting to soak up every little new experience I can get my hands on. Is this what happens when you turn 40!?! I’ve traveled more in the past 5 months than I have in the past five years combined. I have been to Dallas, Connecticut, NEW YORK CITY, Wisconsin, Isle of Palms SC, Tennessee, and Virginia. And tomorrow Honduras. This is a lot for a homebody introvert like me.
And I saw this…
If I wasn’t scared I would totally go on a mission trip with church. If I was strong I would totally go. If I could do something outside my box, outside my comfort zone I would totally go. If I was brave I would totally go. So I started praying. and praying and praying and praying. I’m a little braver and a little stronger than I realized. I turned in that application. I had a yard sale and sold a TON of stuff. We raised $5.00 over the exact amount we needed for the trip. Thank you so much to those of you that have donated and encouraged and prayed. Thank you for helping Lilly and I make this trip.
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Please say a prayer for the beautiful children of Honduras. Please say a prayer for our team as we travel to spend some time with them.
xoxoxo Angela and Lilly