Monday, September 26, 2011

Countdown to Kenya

Last weekend my husband suggested I resume blogging. I resisted because I simply have not felt the creative urge in quite some time. Some people say either you're a writer or you're not. Well, I suppose then that I am a struggling blogger, a person who only writes when the mood strikes. Should I work on this flaw? Yes, I should. Over the next 2 months I will be documenting The Countdown to Kenya. We are returning to Nairobi, Kenya on December 3rd to visit old friends and to attend the wedding of our second daughter, Erin Titus. We sort of adopted Miss Titus in the spring of 2009 when she came to live with us for approximately nine months. She is now a part of the Ziegler family. While in Kenya, my husband and I will also reconnect with our sponsor child, Terry. She is a precious little girl who gets to attend school and learn about Jesus. We receive such joy from her adorable letters and drawings!!! So, here goes. Kenya bound December 2nd, arriving at Nairobi Jobo Kenyatta International airport for another whirlwind visit to a country and people we have grown to love. 68 days and counting!!! Unless, of course my math is off...

1 comment:

Trailer Park Cyclist said...

Neenbob: Told ya I would drop by!

I am fascinated by the unfolding story of your coming Journey to Africa. The work you and your husband are doing is something I can only experience vicariously. Believe me when I say I would love to be Along for the Ride.

Karl told me that until he went to Kenya he never understood Real Poverty. I knew what he meant, but at the same time I found myself thinking about the time I spent doing Mansion Repair in Beverly Hills. I encountered so many Rich Has-Beens and Lost Widows living in a kind of Stasis of Spiritual Immobility that I was awakened to a simple truth: Until your Soul is Impoverished You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet.

I have no idea what I am saying (as usual) but at the same time I'll bet you get it.

I tried to get Agent KAZ to bring home a book I gave him that had a beautiful story that would illustrate the point I am trying to make perfectly. But he forgot it.

Why be creative? Why not just tell your story straight out and from the heart? How did your Africa work begin? What phone call/letter/event lead up to your coming trip? Do you ever wake up in the wee hours and wonder why you do it?

In spite of the general silliness and laissez-faire attitude of my blog, many of my readers are of a very heart-felt persuasion. I am making friendships online that mean a lot to me. And as recent events prove, some of these virtual relationships can become very real friendships in the Here and Now, (wherever that is).

Just type and tell the truth and the rest will take care of itself. It worked for me. By December you will have a handful of Followers and Friends that will wait everyday to hear the News From Africa.

I will be one of them.

Tim Joe Comstock