it’s starting to get real

packingforUGFriends. This is the “I’m-so-exhausted and need-to-shower” look rolled into one and added to the “oh crap, I leave for Uganda in 2 sleeps, how do I even pack?” Look.

I might look like a regular hot mess version of myself, but honestly, I’m kinda freaking out a little bit.

I’m not really even able to put it into words…. It’s the unknown, the things my heart will feel and my eyes will see. Those things, they will change me at a level so deep down, I’ll probably never be the same. I feel like a shift is happening, like I’m on the verge of something big but so terrifying that I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t crossed my mind to back out.

But my heart whispers to my head “go, do your work. Give your heart. Love on everyone you meet without conditions, expectations or any other preconceived notions. Just love. Just give”.

And so, I sit here…. Trying to figure out how to pack everything into my suitcase and supplies tub. I know it will be bursting open at the seams, just like my heart is right now.

Thank you to everyone who has brought over and sent supplies and donations and for the ones my Ups and mail carrier are bringing today. You are freaking awesome. You showed up and are going to bless those people in huge ways. I love you all. 💗

Pray for this hotmess. That I would be able to spend quality time with my family today and tomorrow without it being clouded by all the thoughts in my brain. Pray for safety while we are gone and for each and every person we met and interact with.

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About Mary

a wife, a mother, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a photographer, a traveler, a reader, a dancer, an oil enthusiast, a lover of life!