We have been on the road, living out of suitcases and our car and topper, in and out of hotels and friends/families’ homes for two months now. We have been in 10 states, traveled over 5,000 miles, stayed in 26 different places, we have eaten out at many restaurants and at the homes of friends, family and at church potlucks with a few meals in our car. We have played at countless playgrounds (Peter is a master playground spotter), we have visited several children’s museums, a nature reserve, a kids farm, gone bowling, we have seen a natural bridge, played in waterfalls, went hiking, and been to a baseball game. We have had adventures indoors, outdoors, and wherever we have found ourselves. We have swum in hotel pools and played in outdoor splash parks. Peter has ridden and driven lots of tractors and ask to ride every one we see. We have visited lots of thrifts stores and malls. We have been blessed to have fellowship with lots of different churches and with friends and family.
We are also now active and seeing potential cases of little ones we can potentially adopt. We are trusting God to continue to write His story and work out the details of this part of our story. At this point, we do not have any answers on when and if and from where in the USA we will adopt but we know that no matter what happens God is with us.
The days are not always easy. Peter sometimes grows weary of his car seat and of the constant hellos and good byes. We also sometimes grow tired of the constant change and transition. However, we are choosing to be thankful.
We have the amazing opportunity to spend this time as a family making memories together and with our extended family and friends. We also have the blessing to share the story of what God is doing on our Field in various churches, helping them to connect with the larger story of what they are a part of when they support the ministries of the Church of the Nazarene. Our waistlines are telling us we are getting to enjoy some good food along the way as well. :)
On June 5th, we head to Indiana for a week, then Pittsburg, PA for a few days, then on to NC to travel the state for three weeks. We are excited for the adventures and memories that are ahead and thankful for adventures and memories that we have had.
Until next time; Don’t promise something to your almost three year old before nap time or bedtime and think he will forget about it during his sleep. He will wake up from his nap or in the morning and ask for it and be ready to do it.