Today I’m packing.
Finishing up laundry.
Getting stuff together.
Heading out tomorrow.
My first stop: Los Angeles to drop my littles off with my mom.
My second stop: Utah.
To speak at SNAP.
To a room full of the most creative, crafty bloggers…about using their blog for good.
It’s a funny thing to get on a plane without your family. Visions of fiery plane crashes play in my head. Shaking heads mourning “such a waste. That she died just to go to a blogging conference.”
But I suppose all of that could happen even when I head a few blocks over for a strawberry milkshake.
I’m not really scared of flying so much…as I am of leaving my goofy little family.
But I’m also over the moon excited. Three days of girl time?! Three days of a mama break? Three days of no dishes or cooking? Yes please.
But mostly I’m praying hard that I don’t waste my trip.
That I don’t waste the time away from my family.
That I don’t get on a plane, miss precious kisses and giggles and chubby armed hugs…and not Glorify Him.
Praying that God stands in the gap for me as I speak.
Praying I find the balance between speaking at a non-religious conference…and not being ashamed or afraid to give it all back to Him anyway.
It will be good. I am excited. I am humbled.
But for now, I gotta finish the laundry.
It really is a glamorous life, don’t you think?