I have a confession: I like being comfortable & knowing what to expect.
The problem with that? I had kids.
Knowing What to Expect: Definitely over.
And how thankful I am!!
The reason this has come up is that there have been a lot of people asking me how I am feeling about traveling to Africa to bring home our son. Honestly, I have not allowed myself to think about it too much for fear of my mind paralyzing me. I've kind of gone into "mommy auto pilot".
However, last night I decided it was time to think about it a little bit as the reality has hit: I'm leaving in less than a week. So, I prayed. And you know what came along? The realization that without my husband & children, there are a whole lot of things I would have avoided just to remain comfortable.
Which translates to: I would have missed out on a whole lot of living!
Because of my family, I have stepped out of comfort zones to experience the things that bring them joy or the things that they want to experience.
Each of my children has opened my world to new things, but for now I'll just share a few that have to do with Kearsten. She has been the one that has had me WAY out of my comfort zones. From wanting desperately to try the Hulk roller coaster to dropping 12 stories on a water slide (which ended with the biggest wedgie of my life) to parasailing wayyyy up high....What an adventure being this girl's mother has been!!
So, yes, there may be a bit of apprehension as I get ready to travel over 8,000 miles away to a different country, but I will do it for the sake of my son. And because of him & the rest of my family, I will continue to experience this life as an adventure instead of a comfy, boring existence.
And I'm cool with that.