“Doc, when was the last time you went on a mission trip?” He fixed me in his intense gaze. A few minutes before he had told me all about ending up in Rwanda right after the genocide, assisting with Ebola, and secret missions into Syria.
I looked down at my computer, pretending to type. In truth, I was just trying to avoid eye contact as I thought about his question.
“That would have been Cambodia in…. 2007.”
Had it really been that long?!???!??!
I felt guilty.
“I’ve been avoiding anything too terribly dangerous while my kiddos were little. Now that they are bigger, I guess I could start thinking about it again.”
“I’ll send you some information…”
Judy Martin at Edwina’s Episodes asked what I would do if I did not have to work. You have all heard about the dream job that will never happen but if I did not need to maintain an income, I would volunteer as a medical aid worker, traveling wherever I was needed.
While I don’t see being able to do that in the foreseeable future, I can do some short stints, a week or two a year, right?
Here I am in my forties and I still have these romantic notions about saving the world. Truthfully, though, I am not sure I am brave enough to do anything about it. I kinda like my life right now. I can talk a big talk but the follow through?
Time will tell.