Being able to travel and be together as a family is certainly a dream come true for us. We love spending time together in close quarters and we love being able to experience life together. Dream.come.true.
Being able to do these things does require us to work in some capacity, otherwise this life on the road thing will come to a complete halt. We all have gifts and talents to offer, but finding that balance and also be able to manage some frequent play time takes some skill and planning. And some time to reflect on what is most important.
Things of importance have changed over the past few months. You don’t need as many ‘things’ when you are focused on spending quality time with the ones you love. Attending events and social gatherings changes as well. When we can’t all go as a family, then it’s not as important. Spending time with other families that prioritize their time with their children becomes incredibly attractive in forming relationships. So, in order to make those things priority, the bringing-home-the-bacon thing needs to come fairly easily and without spending long hours away from each other.
We’re still trying to figure all this out and it will probably take us a bit of time before we get in a groove, but at the moment we are focusing on Steve’s software program, My Homeschool Transcripts (in which I help him with the social media side of things..and maybe some homeschool conferences in our future) and of course, other software programming and pursuing music in any way we can.
As far as our plans at the moment, we are still in East Tennessee, but heading to a wedding this weekend in the NC mountains. Then, we’ll be making our way to Florida to spend time with lots of other families traveling and living on the road together. We are SO excited to be able to travel again….especially now that we are moving toward warmer weather! I can see lots of sunshine in our future 🙂
Beauty and Blessing Awaits,
So, I’m sitting here on the floor of our apartment embracing the last moments of our last night living in our apartment.
It has been enjoyable, this time in Southwest VA. We have endured some disappointments, sorrows and heartbreaks, but thankfully there have been many more accomplishments and joys to outweigh anything negative of our time here. We have made some friendships that I know will not be separated by distance, those friendships that remain no matter what the circumstances. I am so thankful for those friends. Without really knowing it, they have renewed my faith in authenticity and love…no judgments or rejection to be found here and for that I can’t thank them enough.
I have been able to take place in opportunities and connections that enabled me to help others in their journey, whether it through parenting or learning or a little of both. This makes me happy…to help someone else find a bit of joy hidden in them and discover and embrace that joy in their children.
My husband and my children have been able to pursue the things that they love. Music, Art, Dance, Play….these have all been part of our days and evenings. Who wouldn’t love to experience these elements each and every day? We are so blessed to be surrounded by the opportunities that we have…So, so blessed.
But it’s time to move on and experience something different. Or, at least in a different place. It has been calling us for quite some time. Ever since we took that trip in 2010 to PA and back in a week, in an RV, we were so hooked. And we weren’t sure when it would come to pass, but we knew it would.
And when situation after situation kept pointing us closer and closer to our goal, we still didn’t know how in the world this was going to come together. But together it has come!
Each time the obstacles come, we trust. Trust in the One that loves us and wants to give us the things that we desire.
So, here we are, about to embark on the biggest journey and challenge we have had to face together. By this time tomorrow night, we will be awaiting our flight to pick up our RV, our new home.
We welcome you to join us on this journey. And remember you have a journey of your own. Whatever your passion, desire, love is calling you to do….Trust and it will come.
Beauty and Blessing Awaits…