Who is this faith-filled family who traveled the U.S.A.?
Before I answer this question, I would imagine you want to know who I am.
Who am I?
My name is Robin.
And just like you, I have a story to tell.
And now is the time to share my story.
Through this blog, I want to share my story with you as a faith journey and as a travelogue.
and impressive diversity
of this great nation captivated and amazed me.
But before our family could turn our dream into a reality and set off on a travel adventure,
My husband and I had to make the decision to pursue our dream.
And this decision-making process took some time,
because we had to choose to step off a secure path of normalcy
and take a leap of faith
in order to live out our dream
and take a road trip across the America.
Months after we returned home from our grand adventure,
I came to the conclusion that the journey of faith in preparing for an RV adventure had a greater impact on me
than the actual road trip.
Today, not only am I excited to share our travel adventure with you, but I am also inspired to share my faith journey too.
When our family leaped out in faith, we saw God unfold a path of stepping stones that helped us turn our dream into a reality.
We planned and worked hard to live out our dream, but along the way we saw and heard guiding stepping stones fall into place.
But why do I feel I need to share our story?
The first fear I have is that I will forget our time on the road.
I don’t want to forget, so I started this blog to relive my faith journey
and share our travel adventure with you.
In doing so, I hope to etch in my mind, in my soul, and in my heart our once in a lifetime opportunity.
But I also hope our story inspires you to leap out in faith and live out your own dream.
But I have an even greater fear.
I fear that I will be
unable unwilling to following stepping stones which God lays before me.
When we returned home from our travel adventure, I felt as if my faith journey had also ended.
At home, I felt lost.
I no longer saw or heard guiding stepping stones fall into place.
I did not want to fall back on the path of normalcy, but I didn’t know where I should go.
At home, I wandered for direction.
Through months of wandering,
I couldn’t see guiding stones underneath the autumn leaves,
After searching God in prayer, patience, and waiting, I began to see a path before me again.
Stepping stones came in the form of whispers and words.
I would be awakened in the early morning hours with ideas and words swarming in my head. These words and ideas remained in my head until put on paper.
As I began to journal my feelings and our road trip adventure, I noticed that spring had arrived around me.
I could hear birds singing, see flowers blooming, and feel a gentle breeze.
But most importantly,
I felt a whisper to step out in faith again.
This step in faith led me to start a blog.
However, as I have begun to share my faith journey (and eventually our travel adventure) with you through this blog, I can feel my comfort zone expanding.
And I’m just now learning that when you live outside your comfort zone, you aren’t merely existing day-to-day but living out dreams.
Even though, I can’t see where the stepping stones and this blog are taking me, but I’m willing to walk in faith to see what’s around the corner.
Until we meet again,