My hubby did the best thing ever. We not only went to the Arts Center downtown but it was for a benfit/auction/dinner to raise money for orphans all over the world. You may not know this but I am obsessed with orphans-since I was like 8 and the Ethiopian famine -which is happening again. I became passionate and watched and sang "We are the world" a million times a day.
When and before we were married we knew we would be the new Superwoman and Superman who go out to save the world. How would we do that, working in the inner city, fostering, becoming missionaries?
We've tried to adopt before but it just wasn't right. This time, with know there are more than 160 million orphans and only 1% of them get adopted???? Imagine your beautiful child lying on the floor with no diaper and no food. ALL DAY
So to us, this was a pretty time to go forward. Our teenager graduates next May and adoption takes that long. We can focus on him these next few years then when he moves to college, finally take that step we've always wanted to.
Maybe we aren't going to be missionaries, but we could do one thing. And that one thing will change a child's life forever. We can clothe them, feed them, love them and halfway parent them well:)
So there ya have it. The Perfect Date.
General meditations on life and balance.