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By now, many of you reading this probably know about my upcoming trip to Romania. If you don't, you can check it out here. So far the time leading up to this trip has been a learning experience for me. Many things lately have showed me how good this trip will be, not because of what I'll be doing but because of what I'll be experiencing and learning.
Lately, my older son has been asking me why he has to go to school and why he needs to learn. It's funny to me to think that I'm not going to school, but I'm sure being taught a lot lately. I'm learning about my attitude, thoughts, inferences, purpose and more.
This time three years ago, I was embarking on a big change. I was tying up loose ends and getting ready to resign as a music therapist. I was getting ready to say good bye to students I had for years. It was an uncertain time not knowing what lay ahead. A few months later I would find my self jobless and worried that nothing was going to happen.

What I learned in the midst of that job search was my heart for broken children and a desire grew for me to be in a classroom for children in need. What I did not expect, was that I would be lead to a job in my children's school. But somehow along the way I lost perspective.

I was taking pictures yesterday. Pictures from one digital camera of another digital camera. This picture happened on accident when the display on the camera screen turned off. But I realized, I was focusing my camera so much on the finer details of the screen that all the surrounding areas became a blur. My perspective was off, it shifted.

It's not the first time my perspective has been off and it won't be the last. But it is teaching me that I need to check in sometimes. I need to take a step back.  I was watching and learning a lot about myself, but forgetting that purpose that I found along the way. I hadn't remembered that where I am is exactly where I saw God directing me. Somehow in the rush and hubbub of life I forgot.

This planning for Romania is helping me look at the big picture. It is helping me take a step back and see that I can't keep just getting through days to get through them. I'm not sure where I'll go from here, but I may be printing that picture out and putting it up at my desk at work to help me remember my perspective.

If you would like to help contribute to my Romania trip in either prayers or monetarily I would greatly appreciate it. Please visit Community Christian Church's site and click the orange button. Please fill out the form by choosing Romania Trip in the drop down box for giving type and include my name (Kari) in the note section. We are purchasing our tickets in the next week so please don't wait to contribute.
Thank you so much for reading.


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