Thursday, August 18, 2011


WOW!!  And this was a whole week ago!  Can't wait to see it in person...

WOW....Can it be that we are almost out the door? What a busy 3 days it has been! Soo many things to remember, but I think I have got it covered. You'd think it was a WHOLE family that was leaving for 10 days and not just the two of us, haha....My hubby is busy loading the car and giving the final instructions to our house sitter and dog watcher. We are soo grateful that this worked out and we didn't have to board Elvis while we are gone. He DOES NOT LIKE strange places or people. I guess he is getting on in years and little dogs are usually nervous and he is no exception. This means too that our mail is handled and so are my plants. Not that there are many that don't have automatic sprinklers, but there are a few on my front porch, and it has been quite warm recently. I am trying to quiet my mind as of course being the "worry wart" that I am there are a few things I am anxious about. I am praying that my mom and step dad do OK while we are away. My mom I know is not exactly a happy camper that I will be gone...NOT that she is not happy I am getting to go, but she has become somewhat clingy and dependent recently. There is just soo much going on in their lives these days, it IS somewhat overwhelming. I am praying that neither mine or my hubby's back's act up on the LONG drive that lies ahead. I am praying for traveling mercies in general of course as well. I will admit that I am NOT a good traveler. I really don't like being away from my home. I am just NOT very adventureous...I like the familiar, the routine, and feeling somewhat in control. It has always seemed somewhat boring to me to be like this, or even somewhat un-trusting. I am soo glad that none of my children seemed to have picked up this trait, haha...My hubby couldn't be more my opposite. But I have learned to live with this over the years. It just does seem to be who I am. So what I am grateful for is a God who knows me. Who is there for me. Who walks me through the unfamiliar and out of the ordinary. Who gives me His peace when I can't seem to find my own. Who loves me UNCONDITIONALLY always. I am excited to see my get this time with her. Knowing she is waiting for me on the other end of this journey of 1000 miles makes my heart happy and my smile BIG. But knowing my God is with me wherever I go is just the icing on the cake.

Exd. 33:14  And He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

Deu 31:6  "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."

I am bringing my laptop so I will be checking in as time allows...Hope you all have a wonderful week!!


  1. Dear Debbie,
    I pray that you and your hubby will have a safe and relaxing trip. Enjoy youselves!


  2. Have a great time. I will be praying for you.

  3. Have a great time Debbie, and safe travels!

  4. Have a wonderful time, know you
    will! Mel looks beautiful. Can't
    believe how little and slim she
    is everywhere except her tummy!
    I always gained all over. Ugh!

  5. Just LOVE that belly!! Praying that these are ten of the best days ever!! What a blessing:) Savor it!!

  6. Enjoy your trip! Exciting times...


  7. Have a safe trip, Debbie. Enjoy the journey.


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