Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Journey

What an unbelievable journey this has been… one we will all remember for the rest of our lives.  What started out as a time to spend with family and enjoy our children before time passed and they were off on their own turned out to be just that.  Going into this, we had some concerns about how everyone would do being together 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It’s not like we could each go off on our own, off to our own room to shut our door, off to a quiet corner of the house to spend some time alone.  I won’t lie to you – it took about a week or so for us to get used to it.  And there were times along the way that we had to ask each other to leave us alone for a bit.  But those times got fewer and farther between as the weeks passed.  As we settled into a routine of being on the road, we talked more, played more, laughed more, and just enjoyed each other’s company.  Even upon arriving home, after each of us exploring the house and having some time to ourselves, we ended up all migrating back to the same room to play a game.

We feel so blessed and are so thankful to have been able to spend this time with our family.  We thank each of you for your prayers for our safety and hope you have enjoyed reading the blog and scrolling through the pictures.

I would also cherish your prayers as school starts back.  I’m always quite tearful when my girls go off to school, but it will be especially hard this year for several reasons.  First is the fact that my oldest baby will be starting high school, and then shortly after school begins my youngest baby will officially become a teenager.  And then, after constantly being together this summer, it will be hard for me to have my girls gone all day again.  But at least I’ll still have Scott!  ;-)

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