As I sit here in my hotel
room on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, I am finally finding a chunk of time to
return to this cathartic place. It’s been another challenging season. This one
is on the tails of this challenging season, which was on the tails of this one.
Are you seeing a trend here? I’m certainly feeling it.
During a season when taking
an anniversary trip was out of the question, God provided one for us. Nelson is
attending a conference. It just so happens that it’s in New Orleans, they
invited me to join him…AND they are paying for everything. The fact that it
fell on the week of our anniversary and that my parents graciously agreed to
stay with our kids was icing on the cake (Thanks Mom and Dad!).
God knows what you need when
you need it. I am so grateful.
I think I have made a mistake
of steering clear of this place during hard times. I’m going to work to rectify
Circumstances have changed so
that Nelson has the computer when he’s working, which is often from before the
sun rises until well after the kids go to bed. When he’s not out, he’s working
from home with it. When I get the chance to use it, I can hardly form an
intelligent thought, let alone put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). He
reminds me that I can use the kids’ computer but it’s not the same version and
trying to make that work when I can’t even make my mind work is nearly
The problem is, that when I’m
not writing here, I’m writing in my head. So the need to get things down is
ever present, even when circumstances don’t allow it.
But that’s about to change. I
don’t know how I’m going to make it work, but I now know that I have to.I’ve moved through the crossroad and I’m on
my way to tell my story.