The day after New Years Day I got off the couch and went snow shoeing. It would have been easy to say no - it was cold and windy. A group of us went up the mountain and the day was stunning. When we left the trucks, it was 18 degrees. As long as we kept moving we stayed warm. The skies were SO BLUE. A great day.
Now it's January, and my busiest work month. That's a good thing - it keeps me very busy. It also stresses me out a bit - my office is a disaster. It's time to change all the files - out with the old, in with the new for 2017. This weather we have had doesn't help the mood - I'm over the wind and the ice. I miss walking my dog every day.
My son, my son-in-law and my niece recently went on a mission trip to Guatemala. I was super excited for them. Brett and Emily have gone before, Kris has not. It's warm where they went and they were in a beautiful area. They were doing some work at an orphanage. I was cleaning some cupboards the other day (see - I am un-cluttering!!!) and I found a book with pictures from my first mission trip to Tijuana with our church youth group. This was 20 or so years ago, and I went on several trips after that. I loved being a part of the YWAM program and seeing God work in the kids' lives. Those trips were an important part of my life. I made several life long friends!!