Friday, September 21, 2007
TREW122-That's the name of Adam's new skateboard ministry. He has wanted to reach out to kids through skateboarding for years. When we lived in Los Angeles we had the beginnings of one started. It was pretty cool seeing all the neighborhood kids come together once a week to skate. We were able to provide a safe and nurturing environment to them, build relationships, and of course a place to Grind, Ollie and Drop in. We have our first event scheduled for Oct 14 at our house, on the ramp that has been in the making for almost 18 months! It has been constructed then deconstructed and finally in it's last stages of reconstruction. Thanks to the help of a local Skateboard shop owner and his crew of helpers. People have come together to help Adam see the reality of this dream.
I am excited and also a little nervous- I am incredibly proud of my husband. He is an amazing husband, father, entrepreneur, and a man of God. He can achieve anything he puts his heart and mind to. So, why am I nervous? Well, because of what I just said. God has given my husband amazing talents, and amazing dreams. To whom much is given, much is required! Right after the launch of the skateboard ministry, he travels to Los Angeles for 7 weeks to make his first motion picture. The Red Canvas- it is an amazing story. A martial arts flick with the heart of Rocky. He has wanted to make films since Star Wars came out in the 70's. He has sacrificed and worked harder than anyone I know. He continues to amaze and bless me.
On top of all this, we are hoping and praying to have this incredible kid who is in foster care to come and transition into our home around Christmas. We also hope to bring home our daughter from Liberia soon. I have no doubt that we will find a way to balance it all out. I know God will provide peace and strength through all of it. The thing that gets me is, Why on earth do I put myself through such stress, when:
1. It's all positive life growth
2. It's things we have prayed for
3. God is in complete control