Well, I spent today driving back home from Indiana. I had such a great weekend at the Influence Conference, visiting with Nina, and getting some great time with my parents. And I met so many wonderful new friends at Influence. I’m so thankful to Jessi and Hayley for organizing and planning such a great event.
Today was spent in the car channeling my inner Idina Menzel and trying to “defy gravity.” The Wicked soundtrack needs to be in every girl’s car when she’s on a solo road trip.
I also found the Shania Twain Greatest Hits CD and every word to every song came back to me quickly. It’s always fun to sing at the top of your lungs by yourself in the car.
I’m especially grateful for a safe road trip. I always get nervous leaving my husband and babies and I’m just thankful that the trip was uneventful.
For some reason I was especially aware of my surroundings on the trip today. Driving through southern Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and upstate South Carolina, I was surrounded by gorgeous fall colors. The trees were just magnificent.
For a while it was really windy and these beautiful yellow leaves were just flying toward my windshield. It was so neat to see them and I was just overwhelmed by how beautiful it all was.
There were moments when I was winding through the mountains and I had a quick opportunity to glance to my right or left at a gorgeous mountain view full of colorful fall trees.
And our Lord created all of it. Every single bit of it.
So I spent the day singing my face off to some good girly tunes. But I loved the view I had today. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful weekend.
No, I take that back. The perfect ending to the weekend was seeing all three of my boys when I got back to town tonight. I actually met them at one of the houses we’re interested in, and it was really nice to see them and see this potential new home. We’ll see if it’s the one for us or not.
p.s. I promise to try to remember to take more pictures this week!