There are many ways of going. . . . you can GO physically, by planes, trains, and automobiles : ) you can also go by boat, but I personally think that mode of transportation is whack! since I seem to get seasick fairly easy. Metasphysically, you can 'go hard', 'go big'. You can go passionately into something, you can go timidly. You can go fast, slow, with fear and trembling, with strength and bravado.
Since we have been getting ready to go to Kosovo in May, there has been a lot of thought as to 'GO' in my life. I have realized that even in my day to day work here at home and in my photography, I have to choose to GO in order to get anything accomplished!! The more I process it, I wonder if when Jesus said, "GO," (Mark 16:15) that He was limiting that charge to simple geography. That's too linear. I think He wants us to GO in every way in order to bring Him glory. It's an action of choice.
As a mom, I have always hoped that my thirst for adventure and big dreams are some of the traits that can be passed on to my 2 little men. I can't imagine living life without it, personally. But, even, if their hearts lead them to be home bodies that just live, love, and serve in their own communities, I hope they realize how much heart is needed in the journey!! I hope that, with ALL of their hearts, they GO to work and provide for their families faithfully, that they GO and love their wives passionately. I can't wait for them to GO and LIVE with everything in their hearts!!
This is how we used to go to Kosovo! For six years, many suitcases, sweat, exhaustion, little people. The Amazing Race had nothing on us! Nothing! So, in prep for going, I've been warning the boys about how we will GO this time! There will be no whining; they will jump up at a word so we don't miss a plane, train, or automobile; they will have to push through jetlag and not be total grumps to the world. But they will also go with all of their hearts - with joy, laughter, passion, and wonder! I cannot wait!
I have to say, when I saw this sign the other day, I had to have it. Because no matter how I go physically or otherwise, anyplace in life, I love the reminder to choose to go with all of my heart!!! Where are you going today? Are you going with all of your heart?