Our last quiet morning all girls. It has been fun and I am really proud of us for doing so well all alone.
Mena and I got up and walked Summer – the sun is out and it is going to be a really nice warm day today.
We took Summer all around the RV park – we came back to RV had breakfast and then started school. The girls did quite a bit of school and also finished all their valentine’s for their classmates and teachers back at home. The boys have a long day of traveling and mid morning they called to say they were at the airport heading back to us. They flew to Chicago first – out of the way on this crazy day of weather in Feb too. Minneapolis and Omaha have snow but it missed KC and Chicago – good thing or they might not have gotten home so soon.
The boys are due into Tampa today around 4:20 pm. We plan to go in and greet them off the tram at the terminals. We are excited to see them both. We wrapped up school for the day, finished the envelopes to mail off to school and finished cleaning up the RV for the return of the boys. Around 3:30 we headed out to the post office to mail the envelopes of valentine’s to school – then we headed to the airport. It was a nice warm day in Tampa – some clouds developing but it was 82 degrees when we drove to the airport. We are going to miss the mild winter weather here – although tomorrow it is going to rain and start dropping into cooler temps. So our 80 degree day is being enjoyed by us all. The boys will love that it is warm when they land.
Dawson is getting a cold – Q kind of had it as he left for home last week but D said everyone had home sort of had colds …..so he is sneezing like crazy. They landed and finally after many trams and no Fercho’s, they finally made their way to us. It was so fun to see them. The girls were very excited and Q was funny as he didn’t want to admit that he did miss us. He had a great time at home seeing family and friends - but his mouth is a little sore and he is very tired.
Well, we are finally “REUNITED” and it feels so good……REUNITED! Thank God the boys are back safe and sound – and for answering that prayer, Dear LORD, I am so grateful. It is amazing to have this family. Thank you for the gift they each are in my life.
Something shifted while the boys were home, something peaceful…….I found myself in the moments – enjoying time with the girls and being……being ok with no agenda, nothing we have to do, no where we have to be, and if we chill out together and watch movies all day on the RV – just the 3 of us girls and the dog…..well – that is ok and it is a gift to be cherished. And cherish it – I did!
I think this was a big accomplishment for us girls….not only were we all alone, far from home, but we had to deal with the fact that the boys were in KC seeing family, friends and going to the house. It was hard at times for the girls ……but I am so proud of them and myself. Not only did we do ok but I think we actually enjoyed it for the most part and made the best of the situation. I think in some ways we “thrived”.
This journey is still at times super surreal. Now almost 4 months into it….it is crazy how I still at times can not believe we are actually doing this. While there are moments each day that someone thinks about going home…..I just don’t think we are ready to do that. Dawson did say one night on the phone while he was home, “when you are done with your dream, I am not going to stop us from coming home”. We still have much to see and places to explore. Central Florida – it’s been more than great and the avoiding winter down here would work for me every year……but it’s time to move on. This Friday, we start heading north for a while – then West.
Thank you God for a great visit home for the boys and more Florida fun for the girls and I - and thank you God for the safe return of the guys and the Fercho clan being "reunited" safely. You are so good to us and for that we are grateful,
Florida has been so great!
Preparing to move on.....but we will miss Florida!