I've had people imply that we will take time to evaluate if we want to venture down this path again now that we know the end result and the pain it brings...
Let me take this back a few steps to give some insight.
The reason we are doing this is because we were told to. The Holy Spirit was very clear to me.
Since the whole reason is for Christ and He told us to do this then we will obey.
I have no doubt that if after Christ rose from the grave and someone, maybe Peter had asked Him, "So knowing now what you know now... Would you do it all again?"
I'm sure Jesus would have said with a smile, "But of course! My Father asked and I will obey. My Father has great plans for me and you. I must obey because my obedience changes the world. So absolutely I would do it again, because beyond the pain, beyond the stares and the whispers, beyond the darkness awaits beauty, awaits Heaven. If I don't obey, I miss out on the Promise and so do YOU!"
My heart is hurting big time. One of my children is incredibly sad. Another is hiding it. Two others don't understand.
But yes, yes we will do this again. This wasn't a trial run. It wasn't practice to see if we enjoyed it!
We will take time just the six of us to recover. Our definition of normal NOW is what most find strange and what most find normal we can't live in that zone of life anymore. Normal for us is weird to the world. I look at your normal and find it weird.
So we will use this time between the race we just ran to recover, to cross train, to refocus.
It's a race friends. Run it with PURPOSE!