I've been doing a lot of soul searching since I've come out here. What else am I supposed to do with all this time?? We are lucky enough in our lives right now that I don't NEED to get a full time job while we're out here... great because there haven't been too many options open for me. I've been thoroughly enjoying my life as a housewife for the most part. I stay busy most of the time. I love for Trey to be able to come home to a clean house and dinner being cooked for him. I love that I can run all kinds of errands I need or he needs while he is away, so after spending a full week in the field he can come home and JUST BE. He doesn't have to worry about helping with the laundry or getting the bills paid. But there are times when I have NOTHING to do, and deep down I've known that I want/need to get out there and do something good for other people.
I've always had a huge spot in my heart for families that are less fortunate and can't afford to put a meal on the table every night and for the homeless. I know there are those out there that give people in that category a bad name, but not all the homeless are out there begging for money so they can buy alcohol or drugs. Not all of them got there because they did horrible things in life. You never know what hand someone has been dealt in life, and really, most of us are only one paycheck away from being out in the streets. Scary thought.
I've been looking around for different places where I could possibly volunteer for awhile now and yesterday I contacted the local food bank out here. The Executive Director got back in touch with me today and we are meeting tomorrow morning to see where I'd fit best. I'm really really excited about this. I've always known I wanted to be able do something like this and am very thankful that I have the time now. I'm just hoping it goes well and they'll have something for me to do... anything... wish me luck!