It has been dreary and raining off and on since we arrived in Montana on Thurday. Yesterday, finally, sunshine and blue skies found us. We took advantage of the beautiful day and went hiking in the park after Nick got off from work. We are expecting rain again today, but so far it is clear and sunny.
On the subject of weather, my thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been in the paths of the devastating storms sweeping across our country. It is hard to comprehend so much loss and sadness. Life here is so precious and fragile. Time is fleeting. I pray that we may live more and more aware that each day, each moment is a gift.
As the fixed stars, by reason of our being places at such a distance from them, appear but as so many points; so when we, places in eternity, shall look back upon all time, it will all appear but as a moment.
-William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Getting ready for our RV trip has been an adventure in itself. We have (pretty much) packed up our entire house and, after moving a few select items into our travel trailer, moved it all into storage. And let me say, it takes a village. We are so, so thankful for our awesome friends (Those who have been praying for us, our fabulous dog sitters, the loan of an terrific trailer to move our stuff, the packers, movers, and cleaners. We couldn’t – seriously- have done it without you! THANK YOU!).
We have had a wonderful year here in rural Virginia. We’ve been blessed with the most amazing friends, awesome experiences, and a wonderful church family. We are excited about our new adventure, but we will miss our life here. We look forward to visiting in August!
Thought for today:
“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson