"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

August 9, 2017

Mountain vacay

Nathan flew in on Tuesday and on Wednesday we hit the road for the nearest mountains to celebrate the end of my homeschooling journey!

I rented a car for the trip online (because my Prius has over 200,000 miles) and when I went to pick it up they said they didn't have anymore compact cars. They offered me a 2017 PRIUS (YES, PLEASE!) and started telling me all about the great gas mileage it would get! I didn't need any convincing! LOL
(the 8 1/2 hr. trip home only cost $15.50 which was one tank of gas!Glory, glory!)
How fun is that?!
And let's just say the 2017 is way more fun to drive than the 2005! : )

It took us 11 hours to arrive at our destination and since I had never driven more than 3 hours at a time, I was toast somewhere around hour 9. Nathan would have loved to have driven! -And all his LA traffic skills would have come in handy in Atlanta but I had to do it all since my kids aren't old enough to drive a rental!

The mountains weren't like any we've seen in CA or CO. They were so green and lush! Just beautiful. And our cabin was at the top of one.
I was a little worried that a cabin I found on the Internet wouldn't be like the photos! LOL
But it was better! We loved it!

On the first night, the kids took me out to dinner for my 'retirement' dinner! : )
And then having a blog for all these years, really came in handy! I found out that I had almost 100 posts about our homeschooling adventures on here, so I printed out some of my favorites and read them aloud and we reminisced and laughed like crazy! So fun!
Then I was surprised by Joy and my sweet daughter-in-law, who strung lights and hung lots and lots of photos of those precious 19 years of homeschooling all across my cabin bedroom! So sweet!

As we celebrated together, it hit me that THIS was what my hubby and I had worked so hard for all of these years. To have this family full of young adults who love the Lord, and who deeply love and respect me and each other, who don't fight or bicker anymore  LOL
and who did actually grow up to be one another's best friends!!!
 It worked! LOL!
 God is good!
Can I encourage you to trust the plan and direction that God gives you for YOUR family. Don't worry if it doesn't look like other people's families. Follow His plan. He is faithful!


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