Many have asked how in the world we travel so far with so many children and why we would do it. For sure, it IS a lot of work and it is hard. It does cost for us and for the precious family that we spend time with. Two days of traveling in an 15 passenger van has, well, for a better word, ISSUES.
And it is worth EVERYTHING to spend time with our family and friends.
Some of the reasons why we do it are...
...to watch our children learn to play, ski, swim, laugh, work together and love their family and each other;
...to see the pure joy of playing with those you love and who love you and to see a child who once was alone learn that he belongs for ever and always to his family-through the good and the difficult;
...to watch the faith that my mother had in her Healing God to give her one of her greatest desires - to ski again; to see rainbows, and crazy tubing sibling;
...to experience acceptance; jump scary heights with those who applaud your courage; to see newlyweds enjoying the gift of marriage.
There are so many reasons, and as my mom, dad, Steve and I have discussed the “whys”, the greatest reason that we come up with is that we are investing in one of the greatest gifts that the LORD has given us...each other.