July 27, 2010


With one day to go, I'm not quite sure why I said I would go to work today... but I guess I will. For a little bit at least. It will keep me from packing and repacking. And tossing in just a few more things. And wondering if I should re-think not bringing the computer.  Since we have been home from New Orleans, my living room has been all about packing four duffle bags for Africa.   I keep staring at them... a bit overwhelmed. 
But I know... my camera is ready for the trip... a stack of memory cards and a few pounds of batteries keeping it company for the journey.  And a fresh notebook... blank pages waiting for memories to be recorded.  Nothing fancy... I just want to be able to scribble down thoughts as they stampede through my head.   I want to remember every minute we are there.  Every minute. 
My mind can't quite grasp the fact that we are one day away from the trip of our lifetime... eleven months flew right on by.  I'm not quite sure where the time went... but I am so excited that the time is now

The time has come.
The time is now.

I said GO and GO I meant...
The time had come.
Marvin WENT.
-Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! by Dr. Seuss



Sharon @ Hiking Toward Home said...

Woo Hoo!!! Can't wait to hear about your trip when you return. Praying you have a great time.

Pam said...

So excited for you!!! Can't wait to hear and see all about it. : )

Anonymous said...

eeeeeeeeeeeek! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can feel your excitement. I am so thrilled for the four of you...and Mom and Bob too. Glad you will be writing things down, because there are going to be so many beautiful words for you to share with US!!!

Is Marvin going too?? :)

Richella Parham said...

Dawn! I am so excited for you! It seems like only yesterday that Laura and Cam were finding "Africa" on the bottom of their plates. . .and now you're on your way! Bon voyage, sweet friend. Or perhaps I should say Vaya con Dios. I know that you will, in fact, go with God.

No guilt, now. You go and enjoy yourself, and snap a million photos, and scribble down those thoughts. This blessing is for you; you will bless many others with your recollections of this trip.

Love you!

Sharone said...

I can't believe it's already here either!!! Go, girl, and have a marvelous time! Take a million pictures, bring a journal, laugh, cry, live your dream. :) And then tell us all about it when you get back! :D

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