Sunday, September 27, 2009

Travel Journal Day 1 Headed West

Day 1
New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indian, Illinois. 12hours

Here we are again at the crack of dawn packing our belongings into the car. Headed in a new direction this time we set off and head south west, feeling much like pioneers. We are hopeful that the Lord is bringing us to a home that we can settle in. A place where we can stretch out and sink in our roots, we each have different ideas in our hearts how this might look. I see a hiking trail that winds off into the distance, my son Liam sees a friendly cat sitting in a window warming itself in the sun, my daughter Anna sees horses nibbling in a pasture, my son Noah sees large boulders to climb with the hopes of a snake nearby, and my husband I imagine he sees a winding country road, and himself on his motorcycle wind in his hair.

We are not completely sure yet what God has in store for us. But as we each look forward we also look heavenward thankful for all the blessings God has placed in our path on this most recent journey. Anna has a sign that hangs in her bedroom that we all enjoy reading it says God gives us dreams a size to big so that we can grow into them!

We have been experiencing crisp morning air.....

New towns along the way.....

Opportunities to stretch our legs and look around at new things.....

Wonderful old stinky books with stories that are new to us.....

And beautiful sunsets that each evening bring us a little closer to a new home.....

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.


  1. Everything looks so beautiful! I love the smell of books - especially old ones! I love to think about who has enjoyed those books from long ago! :)

    That house is just gorgeous!!! I would LOVE to live in an old Victorian home like that. :)

    I hope your trip is going well. Have a beautiful Sabbath!

  2. Dear Heather,

    I hope you can set down some roots, too! That's our wish, as well, but whatever the Lord wills, we'll do.

    Good luck the rest of the trip.




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