Miss Pelican's Perch

Looking at my World from a Different Place

A Revelation


Two good friends of mine are abroad right now.  They are adopting a special needs child from an emerging country.

Everyday I have been eagerly reading their daily blog posts.  They are relating for their friends and relatives all stumbling blocks and every  magnificently joyful moment they’ve experienced in this journey to bring their daughter home.   Through reading their blog I have been moved to tears at times and then whooping shouts of joy each time they make it over a bureaucratic hurdle.

They are the bravest people I know.

From the safety of my home computer, I have been following the adventure of their lifetime.

However, a few minutes ago, I had an uncomfortable revelation:

“You do that a lot.  You come alive through the experiences of others.  When are you going to get off your ass and start living your own life?”


It’s going to be a rough weekend.




3 thoughts on “A Revelation

  1. Feelings are okay Lori. Just run with them, honor them and let them have their say but also take the time to reflect upon the very positive ways in which you have lived

  2. Wisdom’s little wake up calls can be jarring, can’t they? Still, we all do this and have always done it with conversation, reading, movies, etc., we’ve just added a another medium. Don’t beat yourself up, Lori, just check the “swing” of life’s pendulum and ease it back to center. Blessings for a good weekend.

  3. I really hate it when I bust myself like that! Sometimes it is hard to get out there. I’d rather stay at home and do art. It seems like people are spending more time alone lately and that’s ok as long as they live in the moment.

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