this is not going to be the normal series found on this blog, but rather, the direct reflection of what i will be living this month. yes, the blog should be like this on the regular.. but there is enough editing and scheduling to mask the chaos that truly exists in my life.
as of today, however, i am forced to forgo that schedule
///// today, we are homeless.. in a sense. we have ended a lease to stay with a friend as we pray for a house and plan for a future. we certainly have options if this house does not come through, but in the meantime we are living on, well, a prayer.
in the meantime we are in "travel mode" as we live out of suitcases and sacrifice comfort.
in the meantime we are storing up our belongings and taking only the bare necessities..
(ok, I do have more than a couple maxi dresses in my bag)
in the meantime we are spending more time together and less time just together-in-the-same-room-while-the-tv-is-on-and-I'm-doing-dishes.
it’s called “heart-planting” because it’s where we’ll be working and what we’ll be doing; planting our faith deep in our hearts. this series came to me as i began googling exactly how to successfully grow a garden. you see, i’m a terrible gardener. i have about three or four little containers on my deck, and on a good streak i can harvest a small salad from them, but overall, my garden is nothing more than evidence that i am good at wasting soil, time and sunshine. so as i googled, all i could find was the obvious; plant your seeds, keep them watered, transfer to the sun or away from it, prune, and fertilize. i already knew all this! i just don’t do it well. our faith is just like this.it must be planted, tended and grown.it must have sources of nourishment and energy.it must be pruned and waited on.
Start I am batman. I reek of bananas, Nike Dri Fit and promise. Six months ago I had no desire to even walk one mile but now? Now I feel like someone liquified the Beastie Boys and fed them to me through an IV. Let's do this.
Mile 1 It's still dark, people are cheering like crazy and clothes are hitting the ground at a rate so fast you think the Rapture happened. You giggle and say "one down, 25 to go!"
1.5 Fluid Station Flasks are full so you don't stop, but you stare because you can't believe everyone just throws the cups on the ground like that!
Mile 2 You might need to retie your shoes. Why is your belt bouncing like that? When should you GU? (Mental math as you attempt to calculate how long those 6:00a bananas will stay in effect) Take one just to be safe.. You brought like, 15. Hold the wrapper so border patrol doesn't tackle you for littering. Smile, they have guns
Mile 3 Almost a 5K! That was easy! You should do the Color Run or something! Wow..the sunrise …