What you see changes you. I longed for my kids’ hearts to be affected by the things that they would see and experience, outside the four walls of our home. And yet let’s be real…saving up to take a 10-year anniversary trip for two people took us 8 years! How would we ever fly anywhere now that there were seven of us?!?
My husband will tell you that his heart language is Spanish. He learned how to walk, how to talk, how to read, how to conquer 10th grade math and graduate High School all from the country that he called home for the first 18 years of his life.
To feel the salty water on their faces from the Pacific coast…
To walk down the street each day to buy freshly made corn tortillas…
To serve others…
To get to know the people…the friends who had become family and could tell endless stories of their daddy’s crazy antics. 🙂
With that in mind, we started dreaming of taking the kids to Mexico for a summer and letting them experience ALL OF THE THINGS! And I guess in our minds, the best summer to take everyone down there, was the summer before our youngest would be entering kindergarten.
Our youngest starts kindergarten this fall! Three years have passed since we first started dreaming, which means that our crew is headed on an ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME to Mexico this summer!
We feel that taking this time to rest, serve, and BE together as a family this summer will mark the coming years together as a family and will make a lasting impression on our children and be part of them catching a global vision for what God is doing in the world.
So many details to still figure out, yes!
But the first step to make this all possible was getting passports for everyone, and by golly we’ve done it!
Our road trip begins early June. And ok, ok…maybe driving our family of seven down to Mexico wasn’t in my original dream. 😉 However in the process, we have been dreaming up stops along the way (Hello, Waco, TX!) and I CAN’T WAIT to share this experience with all of you!