Monday, July 26, 2010

The Silent Contributor Speaks...


I'm the blog silent contributor till now...

We are going on 12 weeks since we decided to sell our two houses and most of our possessions to move into a RV.

We are going on 10 weeks since we successfully sold our two houses and most of our possessions and purchased our new home (the RV AKA Boundy according to the crazy kids).

We are going on 8 weeks since we moved into the RV and started discovering all we didn't know about camping in a RV, let alone living in one! We are also 8 weeks in a kind of limbo stage waiting to sell our business to start a journey.

We wait in anticipation and fear... anticipation that we will actually get to do this and fear of the same. :)
We are in our second campground as we circle the Raleigh area trying to keep things fresh while the business is still ours.

We are going on 3 weeks of no Internet and very limited cell coverage, beginning to feel like we have finally begun to discover what "roughing it" really means. Yet roughing it is a loose term since we still recognize that we have it great just not what we have come to know as normal.

I just returned from an annual franchise conference in Dallas, TX talking with other owners and hearing how great our business is and found myself questioning what we are doing...

Perhaps we could just travel locally and accomplish the same goals and maintain a steady income.

Perhaps we are making poor decisions and that selling our only income and traveling as a family of five is irresponsible.

You get the idea.

The more I discussed such ideas, questions and concerns with my lovely bride (she said she's not living in a RV and staying here) I realized that part of this journey is the unknown, facing our fears, trusting that we really aren't in control anyways, letting go of almost everything we know and exploring.

It doesn't take away my/our insecurities but helps us come more to grips with them.

Our adventure, in some ways is on hold and yet in others is in mid stride as we discover the things that I'm sure so many others already know...

13 comments:

  1. heather... your comment on my blog and your email... wow. i have no words. you have such a beautiful heart. i will write you asap and let you know about books that i love and tips that i've learned, but i just want to encourage you--you write so well, and there is so much you can write about--such as living in an RV! i'm sure there's a tremendous book there. how to foster faith and family on the road...

    i was actually thinking about you this morning, before you wrote... God connected our hearts today. love e.

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  2. I think that we were brought together for a reason. Reconnected on a level as never before. 10 years and the first time we all saw eachother the same question "Why did 10 years go by"....in a VERY selfish way I will turn this all around on me/us/MY family. We want you here, and I believe that is where someone is trying to tell you to stay.
    Selling your house so quickly was just a sign of things coming. Not selling the business is just a sign to stay close to your old, but still young friends!!
    We are so lucky to be able to pick our friends...

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  3. Sometimes things dont go the way we planned. but as you live in your rv and get to know your family in a way you never could in another setting you will see what a gift you have been given in doing this! I say rock on crazy famiy! cant wait to see where life takes you next!

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  4. THIS is the post I have been waiting for. I think so much of the time we want to seem like we know it all and have it all together and that we know EXACTLY what we are doing that we forget that we need to be REAL with others and let them see the insecure side of us. It is in allowing others to know our insecurities that we allow others to see God work out His plan for our lives and allow them to see how God can work beyond what we could EVER imagine and despite the hurdles in our way. I love that you gave time frames for everything. Anyone living in this area KNOWS that two houses don't sell in two weeks time. Tell me that don't scream "MIRACLE!"

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  5. Heather, I understand what you're going through, as we are about to go through something similar. Listen to your heart and you will find the way. Emily is so very right, you ARE beautiful, and there IS so much in this world for you to write about. Move in that direction with an open heart and you will encounter all that you've ever dreamed about.

    I wrote a recent post in dedication to you before I read this. After reading this, it seems especially relevant, in a very good way. I think we're on a very similar psychic plane, sweet lady.

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  6. Free campgrounds for RVs website:

    http://www.freecampgrounds.com/index.aspx

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  7. Wow... your bravery challenges me. I applaud what you are doing, even in the midst of your insecurities. I've been thinking more and more about "simplifying" my life... downsizing, living contently with little, ect.
    We used to... why not again, right?
    Many blessings to you and your "crazy family".

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  8. Sounds like an amazing and wonderful journey in a leap of faith. It can sound crazy. It won't always be easy. It will try your faith. And there will be times when you have to stop yourself from panicking and just go forth hoping and praying for miracles; that is how God builds our faith in Him... by coming through at the last possible second after we have worked like it all depends upon us, and prayed like it all depends upon Him.

    You aren't crazy - you're courageous! If you add fearless and full of faith... you will see miracles. Way to go! Praying for success for you and your family in your amazing journey! :D

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  9. Wow... your bravery challenges me. I applaud what you are doing, even in the midst of your insecurities. I've been thinking more and more about "simplifying" my life... downsizing, living contently with little, ect.
    We used to... why not again, right?
    Many blessings to you and your "crazy family".

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  10. Heather, I understand what you're going through, as we are about to go through something similar. Listen to your heart and you will find the way. Emily is so very right, you ARE beautiful, and there IS so much in this world for you to write about. Move in that direction with an open heart and you will encounter all that you've ever dreamed about.

    I wrote a recent post in dedication to you before I read this. After reading this, it seems especially relevant, in a very good way. I think we're on a very similar psychic plane, sweet lady.

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