Thursday, March 07, 2013

Driving Ban 2013 Lifted?


The day I eagerly dream of.....the end of the winter driving ban! Could it be?  We've had some days in the 40's and wind....the roads are clear....and I've been driving this week. 

Nolan had a doctor's appointment today, I needed to get some lab work done (again)....we didn't have to leave the house at 0700. We left at 0800....we ran errands and we CAME HOME before 1700!  I tried to talk the kids into going to Swan Park or the mall...but they wanted to play outside. 

Statistics show the average last snowfall in Misawa is in April....but I think this IS a good sign.  I'm so hopeful I filled the "Joy" up so she's ready to travel. Since no one wants to go driving...I'm going to settle in and read The Tehran Initiative, a series recommended by Tara over a year ago. Margin is a GREAT thing.  We'll have our yummy pizza tonight and strategize for the upcoming busy week. There are sure to be dinners and extra duties with our command chaplain in town.

Michael's love language is acts of service. He has driven me everywhere I needed to go without complaint - and the winter driving ban is out of love and concern for me and the children. He got tired of the calls from the Security Forces....as I drove off mountains in MT, into ditches in AK and into bushes here in Japan....I get that.  I have enjoyed the stolen moments for discussions as he has cheerfully driven me around...but I'm THRILLED to be able to just get out and GO.....and to buy groceries without a pre-planned list this afternoon.


Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

5 comments:

mel said...

It's always a treat to hear how y'all are doing!

Renee said...

Looked at this photo and thought "I didn't know your dd was visiting". Looking great DeEtta

Deja said...

Just a little name dropping...I went to college with Joel Rosenberg and his wife, Lynn. She was my first Bible study leader. Awesome couple...God has blessed them and they continue to lead lives of personal evangelism and discipleship. In fact, Joel has a book on discipleship...I was thinking about it when you started looking for mentoring studies. Enjoy the good read.

Anonymous said...

Sis: I can sure identify with you being so happy to drive again. Glad the weather is fine and hope it stays that way for you now.
I am always so happy when I feel OK to drive. Mostly I don't cuz just who know when I should not be driving.............but I know when I am feeling good inside. :):):):):):):) At least in your next assignment it seems the snow/ice should not be such a big problem. :) love/prayers - mom t.

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Wow Deja - you're famous!