T minus 13 days and counting…

Posted: August 17, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Liz here. So, we’re down to 13 days before the big trip. If all goes as planned, we’ll be leaving Derry on August 29 right after service at LifeWay Church gets out. That morning we’ll be sharing our presentation to our home church as the ultimate road trip kicks off. I’ve been doing lots of preparation toward this trip. I’ve scoured the Internet searching for reliable sources of information on topics like Family Road Trip Packing Listdistances between cities via highways, and fun stuff to do in the car with kids. There’s just so much information out there. My favorite site thus far has been SimpleMom.net for pertinent, useful information from a mom who’s been there. The family packing list above is located on Tsh’s site.

There’s just so much to think about…

  • who will watch the house while we’re gone?
  • will Bologna Salami Pastrami (our family dog) enjoy the ride?
  • will the youth ministry fall apart while we’re gone?
  • will our teens grow so much that we’re not welcome back in October?
  • how am I going to keep the little ones entertained in the car for 5-7 hours a day for 6 weeks straight?
  • what are we going to eat while we’re out there?
  • will the Grand Canyon be everything I’ve dreamed?
  • what if we break down?
  • what if we fall behind schedule?
  • is this going to be fun?

With so much to think about, it’s been getting harder and harder to sleep each night. I’ve been drawn back to God’s word over and over like a hungry dog outside a fancy restaurant. Finding comfort there is inevitable…and oh, so welcome.

Philippians 4:13 rings in my head throughout the day. “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

So, what are your thoughts? What things should I be considering in preparation for our trip? What have I forgotten?

  1. M & J says:

    Great photo!

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