Friday, April 1, 2011

The Drive

We left this morning for my school in Idaho, the place I went to school for three years. We drove straight south, and the scenery was beautiful. The further south we got, the warmer it got. We drove along the river for a long time, and talked about white water rafting. We enjoyed the cherry blossoms on the trees, and wished it were this warm at home. We don't even have leaves on the trees at home yet. We stopped for lunch, then moved on with several hours still ahead of us. We listened to an audio book, the kids watched a movie, and I took a nap. We scouted out a place to buy coffee, in hopes that I would wake up a little bit! It was a good trip, even with my husband being cranky on the occasional turn. I far exceed him on the cranky scale, so he is granted a few days.
Tomorrow I will go to the school and see old friends, literally old! I can hardly believe it's been 30 years since graduation from high school.
I left home and drove to my high school when I was 15 years old. I was scared. I hadn't been away from home before, and being with a bunch of strangers was very frightening. I lived at this school for three years, and it was good. I made life time friends. And, I learned some invaluable lessons about life. I was loved there and nurtured.
From there I drove to a college in Washington and checked myself in. It was great there too. I met my husband there, and we've been married 28 years. It's been a full life.
I am here now, thanking God for the numerous blessings He has given me. Thanking Him for being the driver in my life, right now. Thanking Him for His amazing love. His hand guiding me to this school, and to the college, and to my husband. I'm thanking Him for all the good changes He has brought into my life, for the growth, the freedom, the hope, the joy. What an awesome God I serve.
Say That Again, Jesus, Your hand is upon me, guiding, loving, reassuring. Your Hand has brought me back to this place to see how long You have been the Driver in my life.

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I did that type of trip last year on our 30th anniversary. It was so wonderful and even healing to retrace God's hand on our was one of what I call a "Bravo God" moment.
    Blessings as you continue to recall His hand on your life and look forward to the years ahead. May this be an awesome trip.


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