On the Road Again…
Our non-stop, jammed packed get away to witness our son and his wife’s baptism was awesome. Our first stop, pick up my in-laws in VA. They live seven hours away from us, depending on the number of pit stops made – I’m sure you get my drift here!
During this visit, we were introduced to their new additions, a stray Momma Cat and her five, four-week old babies. This precious bundle has become a part of their family. When things settle down, Momma Cat will be spayed and they hope she will stay. The vet said she could find the kittens a home…instant smiles right here!
The following morning, we’re on the road again, heading to our Marine son at Camp Lejeune, NC. This leg typically takes six hours. Great conversation and back seat driving tips were provided…just in case Hubby and Dad were interested! They really didn’t expect anything less, did they?
We made it! We proceeded to obtain our clearance to enter base (where they live). Mission, On the Road Again, was complete! Time to kick back, relax and enjoy our visit!
Saturday was a day filled with excitement. We paid a visit to the local farmer’s market as well as an organic market before making our way home to prepare for the evening’s big event…their baptism!
Service was ready to begin. We took our seats and watched intently for their turn. The smiles were a beaming as they entered the pool to be baptized. Afterwords, our son looked out at the congregation and raised his hand with a fist-pump in excitement. His joy was so evident. As you can imagine, tears of happiness filled our eyes.
As we packed our bags and prepared to head home, we felt so blessed to have the opportunity to share in the important events in the lives of our children. Warms this Mom’s heart. We hugged them tightly, exchanged gentle smiles and headed to the car. We never leave with a good bye, but rather, see you later! God remains ever faithful and oh so good!
“Count Your Blessings”