A few weeks ago we were contacted by Mike Boyink who runs TopFamilyTravelBlogs.com, a collection of blogs and websites from families who are traveling full-time. He linked our site to his and when I looked at his blog I noticed they were also in Arizona when we planned to be there. We made a plan to meet up (they actually unhooked and drove up to the same park) and spend time together. GREAT decision.
The Boyinks have two kids, and my kids were missing other kids. AND their son is close enough to Joel’s age AND he likes Legos. And their daughter loves to write. And I could go on but I’ll cut to the chase.
There are days out here when I miss my friends and family so much I can’t let myself think about it or I will have to lock myself in an under-trailer storage compartment and dissolve in a puddle of hot tears surrounded by camp chairs and bug dope. All my introvertism (spell check didn’t fix it....must be a word) counts for nothing when I just need a Lisa hug or a Kelli belly laugh or Tracey time. Facebook and texting and phone and email cannot replace hugs from Mom and Dad. I don’t know how my overseas missionary friends handle this. When you are missing your peeps and craving real relationships, you just need good humans in your space.
I know how my missionary friends manage. They trust God and watch Him provide.