THIS is what LIFE is all about!

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We chose this life for a reason. To simplify our lives in order to simply spend more time not just with our family, but with those around us too!Who would of thought that we would meet strangers on Friday and become wonderful friends over the weekend? This is what this new life is all about.
Simply slowing down, investing in people, focusing on the things that matter and making the most of every moment with each other! It is incredible how God brought our families together. A sweet family of 9, read our blog, saw we were in Oklahoma and reached out to us. They invited us into their home and shared their lives with us this past weekend. Our weekend could not of been more perfect! I am blown away to think of all the incredible things that have already happened on our journey across America. We are just over 2 weeks into our travel and we have already made the sweetest friends and memories. We no longer are rushing through life missing all the great opportunities to connect with one another. People matter. These relationships matter. Sharing God’s love with everyone we come in contact is our hearts desire. We can’t do that if we are not slowing down and seeing what’s right in front of us. It may be the cashier checking us out, the toll booth attendant, the parent next to us at the park, the family next to us at dinner and so forth. All these moments we experience with people, we want to embrace them, be loving and be of encouragement. Now when we go to a restaurant we are engaging with those around us, simply talking and being kind. We are acknowledging those in our path and making perhaps the only moment with have them, count! We want more of these stories where we are going from being strangers to friends! What a beautiful world this will be if we all slowed down and made time for the things that truly matter, people. What a gift we may be giving someone without even realizing it, by a simple act of kindness, a moment of our time. We are so grateful to God for this sweet & generous family for inviting our family, total strangers, into their home. We left there today with precious memories and beautiful friendships. Our prayer is that God would make us more aware of every opportunity each day, slowing us down to NOT miss anymore moments. Let’s LOVE and let’s have the TIME OF LIVES! Our hearts are FULL 🙂

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5 thoughts on “THIS is what LIFE is all about!

  1. I am enjoying this so much and celebrating the joy with you! Thank you so much for sharing. How do I recommend your blog to someone?

  2. Oh my goodness! You took some awesome pictures of the kids!! I was so happy to see the picture of Achlee and Mishka! What an awesome weekend with very dear friends!! We miss you guys already!

  3. Don’t forget to stop by when you come through AZ! Message me on FB and let me know!😊 JoAnn Michelfelder

  4. We really enjoyed our brief time getting to know you all when you visited First Baptist Hennessey. Safe travels and God bless!

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