My poor blog hasn't had much of a chance to live up to its name lately. For the better part of the last 6 months, I've been either located somewhere else or trying to figure out what I'm going to do next. Now I'm back and ready for "normal" life in St. Petersburg to begin again...
This week I will resume visiting orphanages. At one of them I have an open invitation, at the other...well, I wasn't sure. I'm invited by certain people, and others are not so excited to see Americans.
So I was supposed to call this second orphanage today. I even put it on my prayer list this morning, because I knew that if I offered it up to God, I would feel more motivated to follow through. After attending training for my new teaching job, I arrived home and reviewed my to-do list. There was that phone call waiting to be made. I decided to put it off for a little longer. In fact, I wasn't really planning on calling at all. I thought maybe I would just go to the orphanage and try to make negotiations there. Somehow that seemed less stressful than calling.
I turned on my computer and sat down to check my e-mail (okay, procrastinate). Then my cell phone rang. It was the orphanage counselor. "Are you going to be visiting us this year?" "I was just going to call you," I said (well, I was at least thinking about calling!). And we set up a time for me to visit. Now I can check that off my list. Praise the Lord!