He was asking me all about Egypt. He wanted to know how long they had been a nation and why they chose to worship the gods they did. I’m not sure what sparked the conversation but I answered every question he threw at me because he wanted to know. This was from one of my grandsons who suddenly had a great thirst to understand Egypt. It meant I had a great thirst to try to come alongside him in discovering those answers. He ended the conversation with the declaration that he just might want to become an archeologist when he grows up.
Because a whole lot of the Indiana Jones quest to discover dwells in me, I was thrilled. My answer to him was to go for it. It would be a great thing for him to pursue.
What are we going to be when we grow up?
It’s a question most of us have asked and answered at least once. Maybe you have even fielded that question more than once.
This last week, we four sisters signed a contract with the FaithWords division of Hachette Publishing Company. I have to be honest, my hands shook more than a little and my heart was in my throat. We have been writing for years but contract signing, deadlines, launch dates and forms to complete were new steps in the process. But it’s part of the adventure and we are going for it.
So back to my question: What are we going to be when we grow up? It’s a good question.
The book we are writing has the working title of Second Run…If You’re not Dead, You’re not Done. The theme is that we keep discovering, keep pursuing, keep moving forward as long as we have breath. Every day of our lives we have a job to do.
Today I am writing. Sunday I was greeting people at church. Tomorrow I will be helping with homework.
What is it we’re going to be doing?
We are going to do what is in front of us to do, reminding ourselves that if we’re not dead, we’re not done.
The Four Sisters: Kris, Karen, Kathie, Linda