Please Hold. Projects in Progress.

I had a totally amazing makeover planned to share with you today.

Then this happened.

chalkpaintfiasco
I’m a chalk paint idiot. It’s supposed to be foolproof. I guess they didn’t test it on this fool. It will probably take me 137 additional years to finish this project now.

I have some other excuses for not getting this project done too. My son vomited. My husband was out of town. I burned my fingers on the hot glue gun. I couldn’t find the staples for the staple gun. These things are all true. So what.

In the grand scheme of things, they don’t even make a blip on the radar.

Today I’m going to take my kids to the Compassion Experience where they can experience what it’s like to walk in another child’s shoes without having to travel to a far-away country. They’ll walk through a schoolhouse in Uganda, a home in the Philippines, a market in Bolivia and journey through childhood in Kenya.

MissionHills-22(photo courtesy The Compassion Experience)

I’m sure the experience will be filled with many teachable moments. We live in a great big world and I’m happy for our life here. I do want my children’s world view to be expanded though – for them to grow up considering themselves global citizens. I think our world would be a far better place if more of us felt that way.

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