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A Time of Reflection

View from the front window

February 20, 2021 – We started our journey from Arizona to Kansas. Something the Lord had put on our hearts for a loooooong time! He gave me a dream the summer before and Kansas was literally spelled out in neon lights. We even looked in other states, offers and houses fell through many times. The evening of this day a miracle and what seemed like a tragedy hit. We rolled our trailer with the majority of our belongings in it. Doug was driving the van with three of the children with him. By the grace of God, and my VERY LOUD prayers, the van stayed upright and everyone was safe! But now we were stuck in Albuquerque, NM.

February 21, 2021 – We woke up to immediately hunt for a moving truck and to get us out of the city. We had extra family traveling with us to help us move. I was soooooooo grateful. We got quite the run around, we had to go across town to find the only 20ft truck anywhere near the metro area. Then the work came, we had to unload our 26ft trailer and van into a 20ft moving truck with only 3 of us. We also had to leave room so we could empty out my grandmothers van of stuff so we would have room for the children that were in the van. We did it, we got to keep about 90% of our things! We had to unfortunately leave our chest freezer and Refrigerator behind due to no space as well. In the end, we got out of the city that night and made it to Santa Rosa. Whew, that was a sign of relief for all of us!

February 22, 2021 – The day we expected to make it in and unload the trailer…. didn’t happen since we were delayed a day! But we did make it all the way into a town near by. Decided to get another hotel because the beds were all buried in the back of the Penske truck.

February 23, 2021 – Birthday wished come true! Once the accident happened, all I told Doug was that I wanted our home for my birthday. Well, bright and early this day we headed to the house to unload the Penske and another vehicle and small trailer. Our awesome neighbor, you know who you are, called Doug that morning wondering where we were since we weren’t in when we told him we would be. To say the least, when we pulled in he was ready to help unload so we could go get the rest of the family from the hotel before checkout time. It only took us an hour and a half or so. My poor neighbor though had no idea how many boxes of books he would be unloading, haha.

Once we got everyone “home,” Doug and I headed to the nearest Sam’s club to get groceries and cheesecake, because that was my only other birthday wish, ha! We all collapsed that night, but my Nana and Auntie T stayed up to have cheese cake with me, and just take a deep breath for a moment. We were on one heck of a roller coaster ride…

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