Anything But Empty

When I first looked at today’s Daily Prompt, my mind kinda went blank. Nothing in my life is empty right now. My hubby is at work…doing a job he loves. My oldest works two jobs and is busy planning his wedding and the other three kids are occupying their time separately throughout the house. I’m sitting at my desk and writing. We’ve got some Green Day rocking for background noise and tonight the five of us are serving at church tonight – jazz/poetry night with the middle school kids.

My plate is full. However, there are families all over the world that can’t say the same. I think about them daily – especially the ones I sponsor. My sponsor kids are in communities that are in their final stages of development though, so they are getting closer to self-sustainability and that is a wonderful thing. Oh hey, today is Wednesday and I was talking about talking about World Vision on Wednesdays, wasn’t I? I guess I got to sneak that one in there…lol!

Nonetheless, I am very grateful for the things and people in my life right now. There are a lot of horrible things going on in this world, but I’m glad that being empty isn’t one of those problems for us. I pray it stays that way. 😉 For those that are feeling empty…I’ll be praying for you too! 🙂

Posted in Daily Prompt, Writing

Seattle – My Favorite City So Far

The very first time I traveled by plane was on a trip to Seattle. I didn’t really see much of the city. I flew in at night and flew out on a red-eye, but the weekend was so wonderful I knew I’d be back (even if I did spend all three days at the hotel). Sure enough, I’ve been there a total of five times now and I love it more each time I go.

I’ve only gone there for one reason – World Vision. Three times were for our Child Ambassador Conferences, once for Volunteer Leadership meetings, and once for some training to become a CA coach. Each and every time, I got to meet some amazing people and learn more about the work that World Vision does to help children around the world. I’d have to sit here all day if I wanted to tell you about all of the wonderful things I’ve experienced and people I’ve encountered in Seattle.

Instead, I’m just going to add a few of my favorite pictures. Enjoy!