Thursday, July 05, 2012

Another One Flies the Nest

"The boys" were up at 0600 and ready to hit the road. Everyone got up, we circled up, prayed, hugged and they hit the road.



View for Earl & Mary's - white in the middle is USAF Academy
The rest of us had breakfast, Michael and Earl went downtown to get a birth certificate for him (his was stolen 3 years ago), we showered, packed the van and hit the road a few hours later.  Back through WY - not a lot to comment on.....This time we have Bre and Krista with us. Look what Krista found - I got to try something new AND I didn't cheat on the chocolate fast. 



We seem to have amazing luck at hitting events.....Olympic Tryouts, Rodeos and now softball tournaments. We tried our standby hotels and they were full. We opted for Quality Inn here in Rock Springs, WY.  Only one washing machine...so we're only washing essentials. ::snort::  The kids are enjoying the BIG, outdoor, 8 foot pool which you CAN jump and dive in. LOL  Bre's resting and I'm watching laundry and blogging......


Still on tonight's agenda? Dinner, more swimming, hot tub....I didn't bring work out clothes with me when I went to W.I.L.D. because I knew the schedule would be full. I did NOT realize I would go directly from there to a several week long trip. If it looks like we won't be coming home on the 12th - I'm going to have to go buy some workout clothes. I'd love to hit the elliptical tonight.  Frankly....we need some stress relief around here. LOL 

Last we heard from the three boys, they were in Lubbock, TX.  I can't seem to embed the song as the connection here is slow.....but here is the link to a song which has special meaning on this day of goodbyes...This is Not Goodbye by Sidewalk Prophets. 

I can see it in your eyes that you are restless
The time has come for you to leave
It's so hard to let you go but in this life I know
You have to be who you were made to be

As you step out on the road I'll say a prayer
So that in my heart you always will be there

Chorus: 
This is not goodbye
I know we'll meet again
So let your life begin
'Cause this is not goodbye
It's just "I love you" to take with you
Until you're home again

The stirring in your soul has left you wondering
Should you stay or turn around
Well, just remember that your dreams they are a promise
That you were made to change the world
So don't let fear stop you now 'cause

Chorus
I know the brightest star above
Was created by the One who loved
More than we'll ever know
To guide you when you're lost

What started as a still, small voice
Is raging now and your only choice
Is to follow who you are
So follow who you are 'cause

This is not goodbye
I know we'll meet again
Oh 

Chorus
Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

love it etc. However, white chocolate is ok but........... :):):) Such emotion comes forth with the good-bye or bless you on your way pictures. What a bunch of neat kids you have. love/prayers - mom t.

BudiBali said...

a big and happy family

Berry Patch said...

Praying for you all as you travel stateside and try to get everything done that needs doing. Praying also for the change in family dynamics.