In the later part of May, the kids and I are packing up the van and driving west. This has been a dream of mine for a long time. I never thought we would be splitting up our family to do so though. Jeff just started a new job and will stay behind to take care of the house and our pets. At least he will still be nearby for Heather. I did not like the thoughts of her being on one side of the coast and us on the other. Jeff will fly out when Joseph has surgery but then will return home.
The reason behind the madness for moving is due to Joseph's health. He will be having spinal surgery on July 15Th followed by brain surgery a few months later. His caring page has more details. www.caringbridge.org/visit/josephsprouse
I am scared to death to drive solo across the country. I am one of those that falls asleep 10 minutes in the car no matter where we are going! We are planning a few stops along the way; The Arch of St. Louis, and the Oregon Trail to name a few. We are excited at the prospects of seeing parts of the country we might never have had a the opportunity to otherwise see. I have to keep reminding Sarah to stop hoping to see a tornado (long distance of course) through Tornado Alley-she wants to go storm chasing someday. I told her this IS NOT that time! :0)
Say a lot of prayers that the trip for us is safe, our van makes the journey with out breaking down and the finances we need to get there are revealed.