They didn’t have those nifty little cards back when Gabe and I tied the knot. We’re getting married! Three years from next Friday! SAVE THE DATE! I remember the first one I got a few years ago. It was actually a (really big) magnet with a picture of the happy couple. Too bad I didn’t know either of them. (I think the guy was some random acquaintance of Gabe’s.)
I’m sending you a virtual SAVE THE DATE! I might have maybe mentioned that we’re having a PARTY at the Columbus Zoo on August 1 (2009) to CELEBRATE the culmination of our 52 Zoos in 52 Weeks adventure! And you and your family are invited!
And you’re also invited to pray that everything works out.
Like I said, my faith is being tested. How in the world are we going to get these zoos done?? How in the world am I going to plan a party of this magnitude?? (I am very easily overwhelmed by stuff like this–to the point of tears and teeth-gnashing.)
I just want to crawl under my desk and quit. Quit.
I’m in over my head. But not over God’s head. And I’m taking deep breaths. And praying. Asking God to show me when He wants me to a.) dive in, take risks, go all out and when He wants me to b.) stop, pray, wait for Him to act.
Some little unexpected blessings came our way today. And one big one. We sold our first ad (on the zoo site)! Woohoo, God! Just 5 more to go, and we’re off to California! (well, as soon as we go to Michigan, et. al)
There’ll be GAMES! And cool DOOR PRIZES! And CAKE! And lots of fun, laughs, friends and animals!
And for those of you who can’t come and are feeling left out, you can RSVP your regrets in the comments. Tell me you’d love to come, but… you live in Oregon. Or you’ll be on vacation. Or you have to wash your hair. Be creative. Be funny. Be kind.