Part of the reason we’ve been fortunate enough to travel like we have, and why we’re able to make this move up to Ventura, is because we don’t have any kids yet, but not for lack of trying. We’ve been working on making a baby for about three and a half years. And as fun as the trying to make process has been, we’re ready for the fun/misery that actually having a baby brings. While it isn’t easy, we’ve been trying to trust that God has us in this season for a reason. We both believe that we will be parents, though how that might happen and what form it may take, is still a mystery. So being content is the name of the game right now, and I would say that, for the most part, we are both very positive about the process and trust that it’ll happen when it happens and it will look how it’s supposed to look.
In the mean time, the extra time and money that NOT having a baby (or babies) provides is giving us the chance to pursue other dreams. We already talked about moving to Ventura,but haven’t yet shared just what that will entail and the amount of work that will go into that move. And we won’t do that here either. Stay tuned. But this does seem like an appropriate place to share a few other things that we have been able to focus on. The first is this blog. As mentioned in the last post, I’m a dreamer. And we dreamers often have trouble following through on things we set out to do. I’ve been talking about starting a blog for years; I’ve even failed at several blogs in the past (think two posts and then eternal radio silence kind of blogging). This time, however, I’ve got Kristina, and sitting with my wife to remember our past trips has been a highlight of my week. Another thing we’ve been able to do with all our time is to work on supporting something bigger than ourselves. Years ago, on a diving trip to Cozumel, we dreamed of starting some kind of company that merges travel and outreach for the communities to which we are traveling.
A couple of years later, God put India on both of our hearts, but at separate times. Then, last year, we were put in touch with the Himalayan Joy Home, a company that works to give a home to the thousands of abandoned baby girls across India. Could this be how we become parents, or possible something we bring our kids with us to do? We don’t know what the future holds, but we know it will be exciting, and we know we’ll do it together.