|Vivian took this candid picture of me at the office last week. It makes me laugh every time I see it.|
This is the one week out of every year that almost feels impossible, the one week when we start juggling with our hands AND feet.
I won't wade into details here. I don't have time and details aren't too important.
I will say that big picture wise this week is Christmas Village, a wonderful event for us, that consists of six eleven hour on our feet workdays. It also happens that each year Christmas Village coincides with National Orphan Sunday, a special day for ministries like ours that emphasize impacting the live of the orphans. Many of our awesome Ornaments4Orphans coordinators put up their O4O trees on National Orphan Sunday so we've been bustling around the office for days packing boxes that we sent to Tennessee, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi, New Hampshire and the Carolinas!
Those are the two main dishes with side dishes piling up beside, begging for attention.
I'm not looking for pity. We know this is coming. Every year this week of Christmas Village/Orphan Sunday is a nice red block on our calendar. We prepare for it as best we can, but like bobsledders at some point we just have to jump in the sled and hunker down for the ride.
Please keep us in your prayers. I'll come up for air when I can and keep everyone posted on what is taking place in our corner of the world. There will be an Orphan Sunday post later this week which will include the new Ornaments4Orphans promotional video! Make sure to swing by for that.