El Camino De Santiago
This first presented itself in a morbid discussion over a year ago of what we would do if the other person died. Brian decided he would go on a six month backpacking trip. And that backpacking trip has slowly evolved into a month long "vacation" that we've planned. Originally planned for this summer, our car dying took the wind out of those sails. But it will happen. A pilgrimage across northern Spain - family and all.
I wouldn't place either of us in the eco-friendly, hippie, or DIY category, so why we have an on-going list of every day things we want to make (and add as a permanent part of our lives) - I don't really know. But we have high hopes which are the following: laundry detergent, soap, various pieces of furniture, bbq sauce, beef jerky,
Showing up in Life
We talk about this one a lot. How we want to be relevant to the people in our lives now, but also how that will look once we take a job/move/find out what's next. We want to show up to the life God has us present in and be used to glorify Him and bring encouragement where we can. This time of waiting isn't meant for us to just be absent and we know that. We realize the critical need to fully participate in whatever world we find ourselves in. So we talk about what that looks like.
The Next Little Meagher
Too soon? MMMMMmmmm... not really. Mostly encouraged by myself (Kelly) we occasionally discuss the appearance of our next little one. Adoption is on the table - more in our heads than in reality seeing as it would require a new job, a new place to live, us being a year older, and a lot of funds. But we're making plans and and keeping an open mind. Miracles do happen. We might have to wait till number 3 for the adoption since we're hoping number 2 comes within the next 2 years. But those are our thoughts for now.
ummm....why wouldn't we want another one? or five.....
No doubt this has been an on-going conversation. Government jobs, higher education, direct relief to war torn countries, non-profits,
We've both always had a desire to live.............somewhere else? Another language, a new culture to learn, a place full of endless exploration, a unique world for our kids..........the list goes on. But we're convinced, one day we'll make it to another country enough to learn the ins and outs of its every day life.
At the end of the day - no matter what hopes were realized or counted as unrealistic - we always agree that we're so glad we married each other. How life is or how it turns out never even comes to a close second.