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.
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.