Monday, November 16, 2009


After teary goodbye's to each room of our home, the basketball court, the pool and then even more teary goodbye's to our church and our amazing family and friends, we got all of an hours drive out of LA before we had to stop. Actually, as soon as we started, the UHAUL was having trouble.

So now we are in a hotel in Lancaster. Wooo Hooo! But, the kids think it is a great adventure and the dog thinks it is the most exciting thing ever and HH is super patient so all is good.

Just delayed!

Saving grace is that the hotel has a computer so I can blog. Boy, have I missed it.

I will be twittering updates on our journey as we go along if you care to check back on my sidebar.

I had a dream a few nights ago that HH and I were driving the UHAUL and it dove off a cliff. I thought this thing has so much stuff in it and it is so heavy, there is no way we will survive. It fell and fell and I woke up before it landed.

Could it be that I feel I am diving into everything unknown to me and it is very scary?
Could I have had this dream because I have no idea what our new home looks like nor have I seen the gently used new car my hero of a dad found for me in South Dakota? He's driving it to Montana for us from South Dakota. He's my hero because of my dreadful car dealership experience last week that I still need to tell you about.
Could it be that I dreamt this dream of falling with everything we own because we just left everyone and everything that is familiar and precious to us?
People keep saying to us- you are so courageous, so brave.
We don't feel brave. But, we do feel filled with faith and trust and a slight bit of trepidation.
We do feel sure that if we do fall, there is a Father right there with us, ready to catch us.


Kasey said...

hang in there sweet'll make it soon enough. and just in time for some cold weather huh!

Foursons said...

One tiny step in front of the other. Keep on keepin' on. You can do it! Any other motivational phrases that might help? I'll work on it.

Buddy and Krista said...

"So long, status quo
I think I've just let go
You make me wanna be brave
The way it always was
It's no longer good enough
You make me wanna be brave
Brave, brave"
--that's from Nichole Nordeman's song BRAVE--I think you know the song--my very brave & courageous friend. I love you so much and am so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Google said "As with most common dream themes, falling is an indication of insecurities, instabilities, and anxieties. You are feeling overwhelmed and out of control in some situation in your waking life. This may reflect the way you feel in your relationship or in your work environment. You have lost your foothold and can not hang on or keep up with the hustle and bustle of daily life.�When you fall, there is nothing that you can hold on to. You more or less are forced toward this downward motion without any control. This lost of control may parallel a waking situation in your life." Thought you might like to know.

Sending prayers your way. So excited to hear all about it. What an exciting adventure. And yes you have a wonderful Heavenly father to catch you if you do indeed fall.

Anne Ericsson said...

You may be a couple of days behind because of all the truck trouble..(oh so glad I didn't miss spell that LOL) but you have your beautiful family with you. I miss you already! Your friends have nice thoughts for you but...its tough knowing that you and the kids are not right around the corner. Be Safe my baby girl!

Sista In Arms Lxx said...

Footprints, at the moment there is only one set, cause Hes' got you in His arms carrying you. Lxx

JANET! said...

God has your world in his hands, sweet girl! song from Kutless came to mind....

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody’s scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It’ll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

New England Girl said...

I am glad you're all taking this little hiccup so well! I hope the rest of the move and settling in goes smoothly. I can't wait to hear all about it and see the new house and hear how everyone is enjoying everything. :)

Love and Maple Syrup said...

Oh, it always has to be something, doesn't it? It's good that you're getting the worst behind you. I'll pray for smooth sailing ahead :) Painters were at your house all day today (their sign is out front). And when we drove home this evening, there's 2 strange cars in the driveway... just a sad reminder that you're not around the corner anymore. Be well and enjoy the rest of the trip! So, you have to wait a little longer to get there... good things come to those who wait!

denise said...

The comment from your mom made me want to cry! So sweet.

For several years, my husband and I lived thousands of miles from our families. I'll never forget that long u-haul trip across the country to a city I'd never seen. It was exciting and scary and a little sad. I was so homesick at first. But once we settled in, we made friends who will always be like family to us. And God used that time to teach us to lean on Him. It was definitely character-building.

You're on a wonderful adventure! And I'm praying for you.

Life is good! said...

well good luck on your new journey, i hope all goes well. i love montana, but it is a bit chilly!