I should never doubt it, but in complete honesty, more often than not I do. I should have expected nothing less. This trip, God's grace has been ALL OVER US. We left Arizona on Sunday morning and drove ALL day with the five kids in the back. And they did unbelievably well.
Tara and I had a blast. We talked about silly things & serious things. We laughed so hard when I got stuck between the rope that was holding up the DVD player and the head rest on the seat when I was trying to get back into my seat after helping one of the kids with something. Adam and Joey had rigged up this whole contraption in the car so that all the kids could see the DVD player while we were driving. When I was trying to get back in my seat, my belly got stuck and the air control panal that was helping to hold up the DVD player fell out of the ceiling. I was laughing so hard that it took me nearly five minutes to some how manuvure my way through the rope and get the control panal securely back into the ceiling. The kids had no idea what was going on. They just kept repeating over and over again, "Hey, what happened to our movie? Mom, can you move so that we can see the movie?"... I was laughing so hard that I couldn't move, at least not fast enough for them.
Soo... if you're ever having a sad moment in your day, just picture the pregnant lady stuck between the rigged up rope and the headrest, as they're driving 80miles an hour dwon a hwy in the middle of nowhere with five little kiddos in the back seat who are clueless to the hilareous sight that is blocking their view of The Incredibles. :)... I'm sure that the mental image that comes to mind could easily brighten anyone's day. :)
Anyways, we made it all the way here with zero car troubles, zero catastrophies, zero problems. God's grace was clearly ALL OVER US!
It's 8:30 on Tuesday night and I just got off the phone with Joey. They just finished cleaning up the final touches on the house. Joey bought a cheap little trailer this afternoon on his way home from work for some addiontional items that they were unable to fit into the truck. They are hoping to get on the road within the hour and drive for as long as they can tonight. I am so proud and grateful for my Joey. He's been working like crazy in the midst of trying to move across the country & clean the giant house on the hil one last time. I have been reminded these past few days that the Lord takes care of every detail beyond anything that we can muster up on our own. Every penny that we've needed to make this move the Lord has provided... not even one little need has the Lord overlooked. God's grace has been ALL OVER US!!!!
Tara and I went and saw our new homes yesterday. Let me just say that the view from our from porch is absolutely stunning!!!! I forgot to take a picture while we were there but I promise to do so in the next few days. The place itself is about 1/3 the size of the giant house on the hill and I can't expres with my words how GRATEFUL I am that that's the case. It will be so much more manageable to clean and my kids will never be too far away. It's cozy to say the least... and that's just what The Mama ordered. :) Tara (who's from The Springs) said that it's located kinda in the middle of nowhere, but I must confess that as I followed her around The Springs yesterday, the entire city made me feel like I was in the middle of nowhere. :) It feels nothing like home here. I'm not sure why I ever thought it would feel like home. But it definately felt strange to me as we drove into our new town. Although I felt like I was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, like We weren't in Kansas anymore, I did feel overwhelmingly grateful that Tara was there and that the Lord was gracious enough to not have me make this move on our own. God's grace was ALL OVER US when we drove into our new city.
Well I'm tired and am going to go to bed. But Thursday's the big day... the day that we move into our new home in Colorado Springs. :) It's really quite lovely actually... I'll take pictures. :)