A whole lot closer now…4,249.41 miles to go

Well, Rod left a week ago and got back to his base camp about 5 days ago.  It was the second hardest thing I’ve had to do…the first being letting him go the first time.  But I had a good solid cry day…or two…and the Memorial Day weekend was a very relaxing one.  Overall, our trip was really good.  It’s always crazy living out of a suitcase and moving every couple of days but we got to do a lot of fun stuff (like mining for diamonds, running new trails, golfing, finally shooting the rifle Rod got me for Christmas, etc) and we got quite a bit of work done on the Springdale house.

I started one of my summer classes the Monday before Rod left and have been furiously trying to catch up for the last week.  Thankfully, yesterday I found a good rhythm that I can work with until my next class starts next Monday…then I’ll have to find a new rhythm.

We have come to the conclusion that the Steamboat house in Texas isn’t going to work out.  We figure the issues with the title are God’s way of saying ‘No’ and that’s okay with us.  If we end up staying in Texas for longer than the 15 months we’re anticipating we can look for something then…maybe.  For now, we’re trying to find a rental in the Killeen/Harker Heights area and think we’ve found one that isn’t too badly priced, in a good area, allows pets, has a privacy fence, and has a pool!  We just haven’t seen any interior/backyard pictures for it and won’t be able to until the 7th of June because there are still renters in the house right now.

So, since we’re not buying a house…we have even more money saved for Scotland/starting a family!  We’re starting to plan our trip to Scotland and are pretty excited.  Rod and I have never flown anywhere together and have never left the country together either…even when we lived so close to Mexico.  This will be quite an experience!  Other than that…I don’t really have much news.

Bible Chapters: Isaiah 5 – Isaiah 28

I don’t have much to say about Isaiah other than it’s amazing how chock-full it is of prophecies, most interestingly in chapters 7 and 9 when they describe Jesus’ coming.  It makes me wonder though, while we see prophesy as something read in the Bible and “how terrible it was that no one believed,” why don’t we believe in prophesy these days?  Has God stopped speaking to us?  Have we stopped listening?


Rod and Me: 9.9 miles

Me (after Rod left): 19.41 miles

Grandpa Williams: 10 miles


I love you all,

-M (170 and still fighting!)


About Mandy

I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, a business owner, a full-time job worker, and a part-time Soldier.
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