My alarm on my phone went off loudly playing some catchy ringtone at 6:30 am yesterday.  I hit the snooze button…..weary and tired, not wanting to get up.  But then I remembered………..we are going HOME today!!!!  Suddenly, I was inspired, turned off the snooze, made a beeline for the coffee, then woke up the rest of the family.  Get up…..time to go HOME!!! 🙂

Yes it has been a crazy summer, so much traveling.  I have been in 9 states, some great American cities, like Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC and Columbus, OH.  Drove the 8 lane beltways around those great cities, endured construction, bad coffee, heat, and lots of McDonalds food (love their new Mango/Pineapple smoothie btw), and used lots of those tiny bottles of shampoo and conditioner!

But yesterday the motivation to get HOME is what got me going at 6:30am!

I have been gone for long, extended weekends since my last day of school on June 18th………But now we finally catch a break.  Don’t get me wrong, our travels have been fun in many ways, but also stressful…..surely not relaxing.  So today I am simply thankful to be home, enjoying the simple pleasure of watering my flowers on the deck, watching the birds at the bird feeder, sipping a cup of coffee on the deck, sleeping in my own comfy bed. 

HOME a refuge in the storm of life!

Yet, there is even a greater refuge than home………

This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

Psalm 91:1-2

And that Refuge is what keeps me going!!

More updates to come…..now that I am home, I hope to update this blog more often.  Lots of pics of our adventures and an update on how Curt is doing. 


  1. I am sooooooo happy for you! How did Nina react? Was the driving OK on the way home? WHEW! I am so glad that you are home, too!

  2. I’m so glad you’re home–I’ve missed you in the blogosphere!! Will enjoy seeing your pictures and hearing how Curt is doing.

    Hugs to you and yours!!

  3. “there’s no place like home”….so glad you’re happy to be home…I’ve been home all summer minus a few day trips..and am sooooo anxious to get to the Cape and Gordon College….
    can’t wait to hear about your trip and see the pics…and we are still praying for your husband!! hugs to you…..

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