Lesson: Take moments to let your reality hit you square in the face, and be proud!
Sometimes life on the road can be hard on my heart. Being physically apart from our family and friends is hard because, like I've talked about before, there is always a hidden dread of those relationships becoming distant.
HOWEVER, the past few days have filled me up to the brim and changed my perspective a bit. We left Branson, Missouri and headed south to Cave Springs, Arkansas. There we met up with Blair's cousin, her husband, and another couple from Duluth, Minnesota to take in the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Betcha can't say that three times fast! We got to laugh, make some great memories, help with a few things, and really touch hearts before we had to drive away.
As we were standing at the concert and everyone had their phone flashlights lit, encouraging them to come back out for an encore, I looked around and was taken aback at how beautiful it was. In that moment, our reality slapped me square in the face. We were in Tulsa, at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, with people we don't get to see nearly enough, all because of the life we've chosen. We got to have real, focused, time together because we live in a house-on-wheels and are blessed with the freedom to roam.
We're on the road now. We left the RV in Arkansas and are headed north for our last 'road trip home'. In the next 12 days we will pack in a rehearsal dinner, wedding, time with friends, and two Christmases. Coming off these past few days, I can't wait. I can't wait to soak it all in and be really present with each person we're lucky enough to spend some time with.
*** I wrote this post quite awhile ago but never got it posted...here it finally is.