Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The Past is the textbook of tyrants; the Future the Bible of the Free. Those who are solely governed by the Past stand like Lot's wife, crystallized in the act of looking backward, and forever incapable of looking before. ~Herman Melville, White Jacket
Looking back I see that I have come a long way to making a good future. Currently, life is waiting for the future. In about two weeks we will be receiving our new kids. A little over a week from that day we should have all our kids. My soul can't wait anymore.
On 1 of February, the tutors came back from vacation. We had our first staff meeting today which was fun. It was run by the psychologists who work with our kids. One of the questions that was asked was "What do you want to be/ do this year?" It was hard to think about it because for them it is long term. But, as for me it is short term. It also reminded me that I have less than a year with this organization. I guess for me it would be "What do you want to be/ do before the end of this year?" OMG! I want to do so much. Though knowing me, service will override most opportunities to travel. It's a curse and a blessing to love serving.
Since, being back from Ica I have been helping out with random things. Like office work and making wine. The San Juan House has a mini vineyard and we are in the season of grapes. So, hno. Polo let us help with picking them and then smashing them. It is quit the experience. The transformation from clear liquid to purple is beautiful. I can't wait to go back to Ica for the winemaking festival in March. Do I hear birthday present? LOL!
Currently, I feel at home. I can finally call CDLN home. We are all like family here and everyone cares about everyone. In a way, I can feel the OHANA.