(Sometimes, I use this blog to write to myself. I need to be reminded of how I got here. I need to remember that the journey isn’t over yet, even though it isn’t as exciting as it was in the beginning. I have to look back to move forward.)
After hearing from God in some unusual ways, we got ready to leave our home in Lancaster, Ohio. We sold as much stuff as we could, gave away a ton, and rented our house out. Oh, and we had to re-home our pets. It was sad, but we knew God was telling us He had a plan and a purpose for us that was more important than our stuff. In, January of 2010, we set out with our mini van hauling a trailer that housed all that was left of our earthly possessions. (first we had to dig our van out of the snow to get out of the driveway) It was an interesting trip (to say the least) with a 3 year old, a 5 year old, an 11 year old, and a newly turned teenager. Being a home school family, we planned to see lots of educational things along the way. We headed South first with the plan to camp along the way to save money. Um, that didn’t work out so well as they were having quite a cold spell. It even snowed in Alabama. The Lord blessed us though and after freezing one night in our tents, we had a friend call and offer us points for a free hotel stay in Texas. Then we headed to Tad’s parents in Arizona for a few days before the final leg which would take us to Colorado Springs for our 3 month lecture phase of Discipleship Training School with Youth With a Mission.