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  • Three weeks from today I'm leaving to travel 4,000 miles in an RV. I will be living in an RV for an entire month. Me with my walk-in closet full of shoes, dresses, accessories...me with my morning rituals of making the bed, yoga, meditation, spousal support...me with my two toddlers...ME WITH MY TWO TODDLERS! I can't live without my daughters for more than a few hours so I couldn't imagine a month without them. But still, I am worried. I am excited, I am anxious, I am elated...but I am worried.

    This trip is like nothing I have ever tried before. I don't believe I've left my home for more than 10 days in the past and that was for my honeymoon - 7 years ago and before children. And before CVID. (Common Variable Immune Deficiency) Every week for the past two years I've had to infuse myself with antibodies to keep my body healthy - to prevent complications from my genetic immune deficiency. I will have to do this on the road. I will have to do this with people who don't know me all that well. Sometimes it makes me cry and most of them have not seen me cry.

    My daughters will get to see great places that they may not ever get to see again. Mississippi, New Orleans, Texas, Alabama, Kansas! But they will also get to see sad things they may not ever see again - children without families, the foster kids we are granting wishes for.

    Once when we were dropping off a young man in foster care that I mentor my 3 year old asked "Where are his mommy and daddy?" and I didn't know how to answer. I'm wondering about the questions I may not know how to answer on this journey. But I am excited, I am anxious, I am elated...but yes, I am worried.

    (If you'd like to see more about our journey into foster care, please visit our website at www.303030.org)
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