The other week when we met the other full-time traveling families, one of them expressed how they were pulled into this lifestyle of family travel by God and they knew that traveling was what they were supposed to be doing right now. I kind of joked (15% joke, 85% serious) that I forced my family into this traveling lifestyle on a bus and have been asking forgiveness ever since.
Building the bus and being on the road hasn’t always been easy, in fact there have been a lot of very hard times! I thought that since it seemed like nothing had been going our way that I was being punished for making a selfish decision about taking my family on the road long term. I became very indecisive and whenever I needed to make a decision about where we should travel next I would get really anxious and avoid coming to a conclusion at all costs. Nothing felt right. I felt stuck, but the only thing that kept me feeling stable was staying stuck. Trying to choose where to go and when was too much for me because I felt like if we moved at all something would go wrong.
As I’ve been studying the scriptures and praying, I’ve been very specifically asking God for things as I exercise faith. It’s hard to explain the experiences I’ve had the last few weeks, but I know, without a doubt, that we are supposed to be living on this bus as a family and traveling around. I don’t know why, and I don’t think it matters. What matters is that Scott and I have created a home for our family, a sanctuary, a safe haven, a place to share our love for each other and our love of God. We are to continue to raise, nurture, and love our family in this home and we are to do it as we seek out new experiences in new places.
I know that even though our life seems odd and unconventional to most, it is what we’re supposed to be doing right now. Our future is often unclear, but now I’m not anxious about making decisions! We are excited for this adventure ahead of us!
Photos from when we were in Austin a few weeks ago and we found some bluebonnets 🙂