I travel a lot. I have the absolute honor and privilege of working with churches all over the country, helping them to do technical ministry better than they are now. I love my job but I’m on the road frequently. What does any of this have to do with a little green alien?
My wife, who is very smart and creative knows that my kids want to remain connected to their Daddy while away and that I want to stay connected with them. It can be hard, but about 5 weeks ago my wife came across a wonderful story of a road warrior Dad and how he stays connected with his kids while traveling internationally (click here for the story). My wife, being a fantastic Mom always looking for ways to keep our family learning, growing and close to each other, forwarded the story to me knowing our kids would love to do our own version of something like this.
July 16th, 2011 marked the beginning of Alien Adventures, a running photo diary of Alien’s travels with Sammy and Izzy’s Daddy. Some have seen these pictures on Facebook or Twitter already, and now you know why they are there. The kids love it, and every time I get home they tell me about looking at the pictures of Alien’s Adventures. Alien is not only watching over Daddy as I travel, but is helping my kids remain interested and connected to where I am and what I’m doing. As you see these pictures, know that my kids are home thinking about where their Daddy is, and consider praying for our family. As with any job, there are positives and negatives to any job or ministry and traveling can certainly be a negative with smaller kids. We do what we can to stay close, connected and supporting each other, and this is simply a small but fun way to do so.
For all the pictures to date, check them out on Facebook here.