Well, intentionality is hard, even with more time. This is one thing that I want to work on this year, being more intentional with how I spend my time. I don’t have it down yet. A pastor this weekend talked about Ephesians 5:15, 16 which resonated with me. “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time…” It’s not that we’re wasting a lot of time. What we’re doing (with the exception of buying chickens and spending a day getting materials and building a coop) is important, but I do want to be more intentional about setting realistic goals and completing them.
One thing we’ve spent a lot of time on in the past couple of weeks is people. We’ve really been developing relationships here in this community, which has been a beautiful thing. I want to take the time to write some sketches about some of the interactions we’ve had, but don’t have the time this morning. In about an hour, I’m taking Comanche’s granddaughter, daughter, and wife to the Children’s Hospital in San Jose. A couple of weeks ago, Marisol got a concussion from being hit in the head with a ball. One side of her body went limp, and they took her to the hospital in Nicoya and then to San Jose where she received a surgery, I believe, and stayed for several days. She had to go to Nicoya yesterday to have the stitches removed, but they don’t have a car. The trip would have taken about two and a half hours, one way, by bus. That seemed like an over-taxing, ridiculous trip for a five year-old in that condition, so we rented a car and Rachel took her and her mom to their appointment. Then we found that they have an appointment in San Jose today and would have to leave at 2:45 in the morning for a six and a half hour bus ride, so we decided to keep the car for one more day so we can take them to San Jose too.
My surfboard rack can wait. I’m taking some friends to San Jose. Goals and intentionality are important so I don’t waste my life doing things that don’t matter, but I’m realizing that sometimes the goals I start a day with don’t need to be the same goals that I end a day with. What matters is loving God and loving his children.