Soooo much has happened since I last blogged! Our new life adventure has begun!!!
On July 14, Monday…Josh, Michael, and I…with the help of friends and neighbors…loaded up this 5×8 trailer and headed to Texas to join my soon-to-be husband, Jimmy, in our new life adventure in Texas!
After two years of recovering from my injuries in the accident in July 2012, we decided to break the trip up into four days of driving to make it easier on my back/body and on our car as I pulled this trailer filled with our most prized possessions. Out on the road we made many discoveries as a family, created new, very special memories, and I learned a lot about myself!
Our “travel mission Texas” as the boys called it, started out near Rolla, Missouri and ended up in our new home town near Waco, Texas. With
getting lost side trips and following our daily mission driving plans we covered more than seven hundred miles in what went from four days of traveling into five when we faced flash floods and severe storms across the state of Texas on what was supposed to be our fourth and final day of travel.
But we enjoyed many great experiences along the way as well. We enjoyed yummy foods, exploring new cities and states, learned to use the toll roads of Oklahoma, enjoyed beautiful weather as well as endured and survived severe storms and flash flooding. We enjoyed times of singing songs as a family in the car as well as times of crankiness from little people after hours of driving across country sitting a booster seat. We enjoyed very cool temperatures as well as fun moments of swimming and relaxing in motel swimming pools and making new friends.
Most of all…we shared stories, things we were looking forward to in our new family life with my amazing , soon to be husband and my awesome soon to be step teenage step son. We shared the realities of what our life will be like as we walk with my in-laws through the priceless final weeks and days of saying good-bye to my new father-in-law as we live with him and my new mother-in-law with the special honor of being there with them and helping them in any way we can to make life easier in these difficult days.
The boys shared their excitement of having a new daddy, a new brother, and new grandparents and uncles! And I basked in my joy of the reality of being married to my soul mate very soon and the honor of being his wife.
A new marriage. A new family. A new state. A new home. A new adventure in His Grace!!!
Won’t you join me as I share this life changing journey with all of you???
And while you are here…won’t you share how many state you have lived in during your life time?
I have personally lived in– Missouri, Kansas, Virginia, Illinois, and now the great state of Texas!!! How about you???
Soaking in His Grace and love!