Friday, May 16, 2008

Discovering What's Possible

I know it's been a while. My life has been insane. Well, more so than usual.

I have much more to say but for right now, the following will have to do. The work sit is no clearer now than it was last week, but the heart palpitations have (for the moment) gone away. I came back from the seminar I gave on Friday and had a message from the magazine--so two stories for the ext two months are secure.

That's one part. I have another big chunk yet to account for, and I still don't know where that's going to come from. But I have two trainings in two weeks, plus some leads for additional sessions. And we will be covered for the conference again this year. So life is good. So far. For the moment.

But my mind was taken off these things by some bigger gains this past weekend. Nic had two issues he needed to problem solve, one at swimming, and another during soccer--and he resolved both on his own. He and Gabe sat through ten innings of the Phillies game on Saturday night--and did fine.

Sunday both boys came to church with me. Nic had a birthday party to attend (his second this year). It was laser tag, and definitely an iffy situation for him, but he went in with the rest of the kids and had a great time. The neighbor's granddaughter came over and knocked for Nic when we came back, and she and her twin played with Nic and Gabe for an hour before dinner.
All this stuff sounds amazingly normal and ho-hum, but when you take it with the fact that only a year ago, NONE of this would have been happening, it's pretty amazing, period.

May is shaping up to be a busy month for us, too. I remember a day not too long ago when I would have been scrambling for things for us to do, and it looks like suddenly, we have a lot going on. In a good way.