But…Why Are You Here?

It is the question behind the questions.

Random Stranger: Do you have kids?

Me: Nope. I’m single. I’m childless.

Random Stranger: Ohhhh, what do you do?

Me: I work for Thomas Nelson. I do Corporate Communications.

Random Stranger: So, you are here for work?

Me: No, I actually took vacation to come. I am blogging for the conference.

Random Stranger: You blog? What is your blog about? Is it an adoption or advocacy blog?

Me: No,it’s not an adoption or advocacy blog. It’s about little of this, a little of that, mostly my random musings on life.

I know exactly what they are trying to make sense of. The question behind the questions. Why am I, of all people, at the Christian Alliance for Oprhans Summit? It is actually a question that I have been sorting through as well.

The Summit was my second orphan care conference. Yet I still have no answers from people, or from God, on what I should be doing to help with this issue that is breaking my heart. Only some wonderful new friends and a piles of information on how passionate individuals are making a difference, changing the lives of children around the world, and living out the Gospel.

I had a great couple of days at the Summit. And as for the question behind the question, I’ll let you know as soon as I have the answer we’re both looking for.

Have you ever asked yourself, why am I here?