Managing the Hype
Talked with my Mom by phone last night for the first time since the N&R article came out. She told me she was proud of me (not the first time I'd ever heard that from Mom, but still...) and that she was going to show the pastor at her church and the Durham Herald-Sun the article (I'd sent her a hardcopy by way of letting her know that we were okay.) She'd already clued the rest of the extended family in, and Mama reminded me (not so gently) that I'd neglected to get enough hard copies for her side of the family.
We left Guilford Baptist this morning. I've never met a warmer bunch of folks, and I'm certainly not going to forget our stay there. Or the food. Oh, the food... Thank you, volunteers and staff at Guilford Baptist, for sharing your time and your church.
I want to fix a glaring omission. With all the hype I'd been giving Interfaith Hospitality Networks, I don't know why it never occurred to me to simply link the site; here it is. Apologies to all for not doing so before; I don't know why I didn't, with all the talking about it I've done. Maybe it's just old age; mind isn't the steel trap it used to be...
The birds are progressing well with their nest. Papa Dove* flew back and forth all morning bringing bits of detritus to build the nest. Mama Dove* seemed to take it easy today, although she did do some nest-weaving early on. Last time I looked in on her, she was taking a nap. I don't know much about birds, but I'd guess it's almost time to lay her eggs. Papa better get a move on.
*Sorry for the corny names. It hasn't occurred to me to actually come up with anything better to call them. Romeo and Juliet? Tristan and Isolde? Osiris and Isis? Jor-el and Lara? So many good ones...
I first started reading your blog after the N&R article and very much enjoy it. I wish you all the best.
Here in South Africa, I cannot imagine a homeless person having access to the internet.