And God saw all He had created and said, “It is good.”…Genesis 1:31
It was a beautiful day for a Sunday drive …all the way to Iowa! I know it sounds pretty crazy to go all the way from Michigan to Iowa (14 hours)
in one day but it’s just the way the schedule worked out. We needed to pick up Shannon’s show steer and between post-season volleyball, work and all the other things that can fill our days, we were left with only one day to get it done. Crazy…but it was a wonderful Sunday drive!
The sun was shining (that is, once it came up) the whole day and the sights across Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa were so pretty! What other Sunday could you enjoy the crisp sunny fall air across 4 states. We saw a few leftover splashes of fall color, and drove along the scenic Mississippi river. It really was the prettiest Sunday drive ever! The greatest sight of the day was at the Wilson-Kedley Cattle Company barn…my oldest son! I hadn’t seen Kevin since the beginning of August so he was truly a sight for sore eyes. We got a great tour of the place he’s called home the past three months and when we pulled away two hours later, we brought a little piece of his world with us…a 600 pound steer named Miles. The goodbye wasn’t too bad because he will be home in two weeks…I can’t wait to have his feet parked under my supper table again.
I’ll be the first one to admit that the thought of 14 hours on the road pulling a stock trailer didn’t do much for me…but the thought of seeing my son and the excitement on Shannon’s face seeing her new 4-H steer made it all
worth it. Isn’t that just how life is sometimes; we get it in our heads that something is going to be a drag and all of the sudden God turns it into a wonderful experience. I had no idea the Mississippi river drive would be so beautiful. I had no idea I would eat the most delicious hamburger I ever tasted and I had no idea God would make the whole day so enjoyable. What I thought would be an endurance test, was a great blessing. I’m
glad I got to meet the great people Kevin has spent so much time with. I’m glad I got to see the places he’s talked about and I’m glad he drove so fast on those hilly Iowa roads that it made me feel like I was on a roller coaster. My dad used to do that when my brothers and I were little and the lurching stomach and the giggles that followed brought back a long forgotten happy
I began typing this post somewhere in Illinois late this afternoon and the battery on my laptop died after the first two paragraphs so I’m wrapping it up on this late Sunday night. I guess the message today is very simple…don’t box God in. He’s bigger than our best day and He loves to show off with huge blessings when we least expect them. Looking back at the day…I got to see two of my children very happy, I got to sit next to my sweetie for hours and hours, we laughed, prayed and chatted together, I saw beautiful landscape, met some wonderful people and even though it wasn’t a highlight of my day…I got to listen to the Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears on the radio! God is good…all the time!
A Seed To Plant: Think of one thing you have to do this week that you aren’t looking forward to. Now ask God to surprise you in that circumstance…I can’t wait to see what happens!
Blessings on your day!
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