Why am I doing this? Several reasons. The most simple: Jesus served people and he calls us to do likewise. Secondly this trip models service for Nate and Elli and, while they will miss Mama, it sets a good example of helping others for them to follow. (Leaving for a week is made a lot easier knowing that I have an awesome husband who loves being with his children. - They're going to have a great time.
While I'm gone I'm giving Nate and Elli a project. They have Hands Journals. I started by tracing my hand and a short message to both of them. While I'm gone they're going to see lots of friends and family. Each journal has the following instructions in the front:
Please help Nate & Elli complete their hands project.
Find an empty page and trace your hand. Write your name and the date. Also if you’d like you can write them a special message. Elli has the green notebook and Nate’s is blue!
Thanks for your help!