No, this isn’t the script for a sequel movie. Quite different from what has been depicted on the big screen, my family and I enjoyed two awesome weeks together in a rented RV. When I asked Heather what she wanted to do to celebrate our 20th anniversary on June 3rd, she said she’d love to rent a motor home and travel with the 2 kids and 2 dogs to see northern Michigan. At first I thought, “Are you kidding? Sounds real romantic!” But, the Lord moved my heart to its proper response of unconditional love. I’m glad the Lord got through. It really was an awesome trip.
Some might think that 2 weeks in the close confines of a 25′ motor home with 4 people and 2 dogs would be enough to drive a marriage to divorce. But, we thoroughly enjoyed the non-distracted, unplugged, relaxed, God-centered feel of this entire trip. We had time to just talk about … whatever. We played lots of games … even helping Hannah and Micah become masters of Euchre. We made several great meals on the daily camp-fires. Of course, there were tons of S’mores and other gooey chocolatey treats in the pudgy pie makers.
We enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation as we visited the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and five different Michigan state parks – Hartwick Pines, Tahquamenon Falls, Baraga, Porcupine Mountains and Straits. I loved hopping across our rocky lake shore at Porcupine Mts. State Park. Our RV sat only 10 feet away from the crashing surf.
Most of all, I thank God for the love He’d given to our family prior to this trip. With those roots in place, this trip provided the nourishment to make our love grow strong. The fruitful memories produced will last a lifetime.
Thanks, Heather, for the crazy anniversary idea. Glad I listened. Another AWESOME taste of life in God’s way 🙂