I woke up this morning at 6:00 am and decided to change the name of the blog. I named it last night "All Together Now" while Steve, the kids, and I were watching The Great Muppet Caper. I knew there was a better name out there, but I did not have the focus I needed to pluck it out of my brain. For people outside the Corvallis First Christian Church community, "Draw the Circle Wide" is one of the favorite songs we sing in the 8:45 am service at church. The line that came to me this morning was:
"Draw the circle wide, draw it wider still, let this be our song, no one stands alone, standing side by side, draw the circle wide."
In the past I always thought about drawing the circle wide as a message of extreme inclusiveness. Today I am thinking about it also as a message of support; "no one stands alone standing side by side."
I will work on this blog as a way to put the information out there so that we can all stand side by side through this process.
I will draw the circle wide with this blog to include everyone who wants to share this process with us. Feel free to share this blog address with whoever you think might be interested.