I've also been away from the internet so much more than usual lately, and it's been very good for my soul. Especially after the election, I felt like there was so much noise- so many voices and so many opinions- it felt good to get away from it all for a while. :)
Then we went on a long road trip from Thanksgiving Eve until last weekend and it was a wonderful break away from our regular daily grind. We headed to northwest Arkansas for Thanksgiving at my brother's house and from there we drove through Missouri, Illinios, Indiana, Ohio, and ended in Kentucky in one 12+ hour drive! The kids did so great, we didn't have to break out a movie until the last 3 hours! The baby didn't even cry much, if at all. They never cease to surprise and amaze me!
This was the big reason for the second long leg of our trip:
He is life, and when you know Him you also have LIFE. Far greater than you could ever imagine.
Breaks away are lovely sometimes, but nothing satisfies my heart apart from Jesus, my life and my all. He is my salvation and my hope.