We had some gift cards to Burgerville and since there aren't any once you leave the Northwest, we decided to stop for a quick lunch and milkshakes there. It was a nice neutral place to say goodbye to my sister. The kids had a hard time, but it was a good distraction.
We so meanly left Ephraim sitting in the van
And off we went. Driving through the gorge and watching the Columbia River flow along the road beside us was healing. God's country is beautiful and I'm thankful to be able to experience it this way. Even through the sadness of leaving, there is the excitement of being completely free of life's stresses for now.
In 6 months, we'll put down some more roots in a new place. We'll keep those roots shallow to allow flexibility for where God would lead us, but I'm already looking forward to consistency. I don't think I'm made to be a permanent nomad.