Friday, July 23, 2010

Giant Step

Last Sunday more than 150 friends, family members and strangers gathered at our house for


After months of sorting and weeks of packing, all our possessions were scattered across the yard.


Hey you, yea you…You’re sittin’ in MY rocker!

THE AUCTION was a huge success and it did NOT rain, although storm clouds gathered.

(Mom made sure God knew how grateful we would be if the rain held off…He must have heard her requests…)

We’re so grateful for the many friends that chose to stand for hours in intense heat to show their support and love for us.

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A special thanks to my wonderful parents

who drove for hours just to help us.

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Now it’s late in the afternoon. The sun’s rays cast shadows thru the tall pines, a soft breeze whispers thru the empty porch and all is quiet.

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The sounds of the bidders buzzing around as they search for treasures and fast talkin’ auctioneers have been replaced by sweet birdsongs and the soft hum of the resident hummingbirds.


This moment is bittersweet. Sadness in saying goodbye to precious friends and to our “Little Piece of Heaven in the Woods”, yet jubilation that we’ve taken another GIANT step toward our new adventure. When I climb into Pepe’ our ‘lil grey mule, with camera in hand, my spirit leaps with excitement!

Oh, the places we’ll go…the people we’ll meet…the sites we’ll see…the time we’ll have to learn new things like…

10 Penny and my new BANJO!

How incredibly blessed we are to have the opportunity to say, “Yes!” to this rewarding lifestyle!

Watch out road, here we come!

Blessings Y'all!


curtpaula1124 said...

When are you leaving? I will miss you even if we didn't get to see each other much. I believe our spirits were joined while you were here! Have a bundle of fun and be safe on all your travels.
Love you, Paula

Kathy and Robert said...

Paula, I'll be in Kentucky for a few weeks while my dad recovers from back surgery, while Robert is working in Iowa.
I agree that we have a special connection. So glad to hear the wonderful news about Doyle. We'll come see y'all when we're in this area.
Love you, Kathy

Judy and Emma said...

Good for you! I can feel your excitement. :)

Margie M. said...

Looks like the sale was a huge success! Hope our paths cross one day and we can meet up with you folks. Have a great weekend!

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

Holy smokes!!! I can tell that was A LOT OF WORK!! You are so lucky your folks came out to help. Way to make it happen! You're getting sooooo much closer!


Happytrails said...

Congratulations!! Looks like the sale was a huge success!! It is an emotional moment when you drive away BUT it quickly goes away. This is a wonderful lifestyle....welcome!!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Kathy and Robert said...

Thanks for all your encouragement everyone!

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Looking forward to reading about all of your adventures and thank you for following our blog...hope to meet up with you both someday on the road.

Dee said...
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Dee said...

Hey Guys,
I'm a little slow, but finally figured out how to make a comment. Looks like the auction went very well. Just looking at the empty porch makes me sad. I already miss you guys, but know you have a many wonderful adventures ahead. Can't wait to see all the neat places you'll be going. God Bless.