October 2013 Letter: Dear Road Trips

Dear Road Trips,

You take on a life of your own as we begin to talk about you while sitting in our sun room on Saturday mornings. You are an adventure in a dream. We create you, name you, plan you out, schedule you.  

And while we live you out, life marches on. Life teaches us. Life lives us.

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You have taken us to the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia where the views made us feel so small, and we couldn’t help but sing the Creator’s praises. We traveled with you to the rocky coast of Maine where the crashing waves made my heart sing, and the lobster made tummies happy.

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 You birthed and grew friendships, and dreams, and hopes. 

With you, we have traveled to the North and the South and the East and the West, and you helped us rediscover the joy of companionship, the thrill of beauty, the comfortable silence that the years have earned us, the joy of simple moments, sharp cheeses and good dry wine, the road stretching endlessly before us while the music fills the car and I know I am completely satisfied.

So content to be me. So thankful to be in the Now. 

You continually remind me that life is short and this is not a dress rehearsal. That I have to live in the Now. Really live in the Now. That impulses can be good, and not everything must be planned out. You have a way of speaking to my heart and refresh me deep within, bringing to my attention what matters most once more, refocusing me on joy. On life. On love.

You do me good. 

Thank you for all that you are to me.

Barbara

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

one-thousand7#769 Finding a check that I threw out by mistake  

#770 Dreaming about our next road trip

#771 The smell of a roast in the oven

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 HomeSDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing HomePlay Dates with GodMonday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s StoryInto the WordIn and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, ExtraordinayLessons from IvyDenise in BloomSweet BlessingsFaith Filled Friday, Finding JoyWholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word,

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15 comments

  1. Travel is wonderful yet, we must live in the now – – the present. Memories about the past is good, but we don’t live there. Today is the day and we must seize it. Thank you for sharing here with us at “Tell Me a Story.”

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  2. Amazing adventures and beautiful memories!
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Blessings
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

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