We're finishing up our first week in Florida and, aside from the daily school work and Josh's work, we've been pretty mellow. So I thought I'd use this opportunity to catch you up with HOW we are doing and not just WHAT we are doing...along with some beach photos! ;)
I didn't really have expectations for this trip - maybe that is why I'm doing so well with living this nomadic lifestyle. But Josh as "the provider" did. He hoped he would have speaking engagements and opportunities to sell his book, but with being a fairly unknown author and speaker, things have been unfruitful.
However, we have a peace about this journey and continue to travel on!
The other day, Josh told me he realized that God may be using this trip to give us a "break" after all the struggles and trials of the last few years of ministry. A sabbatical of sorts.
We've been blessed by staying with people lately. People who have never met us invite us with open arms into their homes (friends of friends). We are not only cared for but we form new relationships we wouldn't have had we stayed in a hotel.
Our first full day in West Palm Beach was the warmest so we set out for the beach! We had cloud cover which cooled down the 80 degrees and we were able to enjoy the outdoors for a solid 2 hours.
The following day we went to a marine rescue habitat run by mostly volunteers. I'm not sure why, but they also have a butterfly garden on the premises. Can anyone tell me what this green bug is? A type of fly? (#11)
A lot of women will tell me, "I don't know how you do it - moving from place to place, not knowing what your future holds".
Not knowing our day-to-day or future plans does look a little different than most Americans, but we've had to trust God to provide for our daily needs and have gone with little but also been blessed with much, and because he brought us through before, we know He will bring us through again!
We wrapped up this week going to a nature center in Boynton Beach yesterday. The only alligators we saw were in cages, and that was A. O.K by me!
I may not know my birds, but I loved viewing them and capturing these photos!
This next week we have friends from home visiting us in Key Largo. We are looking forward to a week of vacation (especially for the girls since this will be considered their mid winter break with no school work!). ;)