A few weeks ago, I had a dream that we traveled to Guatemala to meet Yolanda, one of our correspondence children. It was so vivid, we were the back of a crowd of people and the children from the project were coming out of the building and lining up outside. Through the crowd, I scanned to try to find Yolanda among the children. I saw a girl that I thought was her but she looked happier and vibrant and had on a beautiful sky blue dress. As I worked my way up through the crowd, our eyes met and she grinned such a big grin. The crowd parted and she ran to us and said, "Oh hello, Mr. and Mrs. W.!" and threw her arms around my neck. Of course, I woke up just then and my first thought was, No! I wanted to go back to that dream and spend more time with that sweet girl.
The dream has come to mind several times since then. Today, I decided to check out where the Compassion Bloggers were going to travel next. They went to Kenya for their last trip and I checked in every day and wept and smiled as I read their daily stories of what they encountered. On their site, I read that they are going to be going to Guatemala next. My heart got stuck in my throat as I remembered the dream of meeting Yolanda in Guatemala. I felt as if God was putting puzzle pieces together and telling me, “Do it!” so I submitted my blog to be considered.
Of course, after the fact, I saw elsewhere on the Compassion Bloggers site that they are only looking for bloggers who get at least 30,000 hits a month on their blogs. Whoops! I haven’t gotten 30,000 hits……ever. lol
Like my previous dream, this momentary dream of getting to meet Yolanda has ended too quickly. I will, however, look forward to reading all of the posts put up by those who were chosen for the trip.
If you missed the posts from the bloggers who went to Kenya, I highly suggest you go read them.
This post by Brad Ruggles is one of the ones that has stuck with me the most since that trip. Take a minute and check it out.