No Easy Road

4We are trying to get Megan enrolled in school here in Ascension Parish. We found out that we have to have custody of her in order to do that. Custody involves a lot of work by us and my sister in Florida. It also involves money, money we don't have. And time, school starts next Wednesday, getting all this done before then is probably impossible but we are sure gonna try. The easy thing to do would be to just make her go home. But none of us feel like that is the best thing to do for her. Easy is not an option. We may have to home school her until we get all this done but we absolutely feel it needs to be done.

Carlos Whittaker twittered the words "Die Empty" the other day and it really socked me in the gut. God has given me a lot, He constantly refills me, restores, reinvigorates, rejuvenates and I believe God does that so I can give all that to others. Adoption is hard, international adoption is hard, parenting is hard, parenting hurt children is hard, serving the poor, the orphaned, the lost, the abused, the prostitute, the drug addict, the dealer, pimp and gang banger, all unsafe, all not "easy" but all a part of who I am and what I am filled up on the inside with.

I want to die completely empty of all that God put in me to give out. I never want to look back and think "I wish I hadn't been afraid of..." or "If I had only tried to..." May none of us ever take the easy road.

Safe is overrated. Die Empty.


Karen said…
You go, Carole.

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