So Many Words To Choose From

If you know me, then maybe you know that I’m actually quite phobic about driving.  I have my little 5-mile comfort radius and rarely travel beyond that (and almost NEVER on freeways!).  The idea of even taking this trip with my kids has been so out of character, but I’ve talked myself into it by reasoning that it’s BIGGER THAN ME.  It’s about the kids, it’s about family, it’s about memories.  It’s NOT about my fears.

So as I sat in Sunday school at church today and suddenly felt panicked and nauseous about what I’m about to do (drive to San Diego all! by! myself!), I decided that I had more words to choose from than just fear.

I can choose

FAITH

EXCITEMENT

COURAGE

PREPARED

BLESSED

I received a blessing from my husband and friend tonight, and I know that their Priesthood power will continue to sustain my faith as we make our journey.  We’re packing the car as I type – in fact, I need to get this laptop loaded! – and ready for our first stop (a short day, just to get a hop on tomorrow) to San Antonio.

I’ll have my co-pilot of the day (my three daughters are rotating duties) text updates to Facebook and Twitter as we travel, and I’ll try to blog each night as we stop.

HERE WE GO!

  • Stephanie Click

    You can do it … I’m so excited to travel along with you guys. What great memories you are making for your kids.

  • Melissa

    I am so excited for you! This is truly a time to “enjoy the journey”. Most of the fun memories from this trip will probably be made right inside your car as you travel. I’m not saying that all the memories from inside the car will be fun, but with your great family I bet fun happy memories will out weigh the unpleasant one!! 😉

  • Melissa

    I am so excited for you! This is truly a time to “enjoy the journey”. Most of the fun memories from this trip will probably be made right inside your car as you travel. I’m not saying that all the memories from inside the car will be fun, but with your great family I bet fun happy memories will out weigh the unpleasant one!! 😉

  • You can do this! You have some amazing kids that are finally old enough to make a trip like this possible. They are going to be a huge help! I envy you – what a fun trip it will be. I saw a side of my daughter (a good one) that I had never seen come out in a road trip we took to North Carolina sans husband. She made it better by playing with the little ones and entertaining them. What wonderful memories you are creating for your children.

  • You can do this! You have some amazing kids that are finally old enough to make a trip like this possible. They are going to be a huge help! I envy you – what a fun trip it will be. I saw a side of my daughter (a good one) that I had never seen come out in a road trip we took to North Carolina sans husband. She made it better by playing with the little ones and entertaining them. What wonderful memories you are creating for your children.

  • I love your attitude! It’s scary to step out of our comfort zone, but it’s easier when you step out with faith than with fear. Have a great trip!

  • I love your attitude! It’s scary to step out of our comfort zone, but it’s easier when you step out with faith than with fear. Have a great trip!

  • Stephanie Click

    You can do it … I’m so excited to travel along with you guys. What great memories you are making for your kids.