This Road That We Travel


I’m still here (blogging and such), but a little scattered! It turns out that unpacking and setting up a living space takes way longer with two little kiddos than on our own. I seriously could have done this in a day, but between nursing and breaking up toddler shenanigans, well, there are still boxes and piles all over. Every morning I say, “Tonight I’ll have it all set up and we can just relax and catch up and think about Christmas and…” And then suddenly it’s night time and nothing’s done. Oh dear.

But, we’re here and it’s awesome!

A little catchin’ up from the past week:
We left the ranch early early Friday morning. The boys decided not to sleep much that night, so I turned on lights and carols at 4:00am and declared it time to hit the road. Jeremy, the one who would be doing the first twelve hours of winter mountain driving, really appreciated that gesture 😉 We ate our cold oatmeal, did a final walk through (but I DID forget stuff…), and dragged the very sad black lab to the Big House for the next months. Pulling out into a hint of moonlight and blowing snow, we made our way down the mountain one last time.

As we drove away and stepped into those first hours of the trip, our minds were spinning. We shared bits of reflective conversation and points of processing, but mostly pondered quietly. Inching down that snow covered logging road, we hit repeat on this song and settled in prepared for the miles and the mountain range and bring perspective, freedom, and joy-filled understanding.

All heavy laden acquainted with sorrow
May Christ in our marrow carry us home
From alabaster come blessings of laughter
A fragrance of passion and joy from the truth

Grant the unbroken tears ever flowing
From hearts of contrition only for You
May sin never hold true that love never broke through
For God’s mercy holds us and we are His own

This road that we travel may it be the straight and narrow
God, give us peace and grace from You, all the day
Shelter with fire, our voices we raise still higher
God, give us peace and grace from You, all the day through
There’s much more to share, but that will have to wait until our new space is set up. Following three days of crazy highways, creative travel-parenting, and sweet stop-overs with friends, we’ve arrived at our new stop for the next season. As we drove down the road to the house Jeremiah (who thought each rest stop was ‘home’) shouted, “New House? Home? Miah home! I DID IT!!!” It was a perfect end and arrival.

So now we begin. Gypsies and Cowboys and whatever new step and role this season will bring.

One Response to “This Road That We Travel”
  1. Pam Koop says:

    Those are beautiful profound words in that song – sung by whom?!? Pray that this new season of life will bring many blessings, time to reflect, and further clarity for the future!

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