I woke up in the middle of the night with all kinds of questions running through my mind about the field trip I have planned for Friday.

The names of people I need to talk to today seemed endless……..

Last minute details that seem to be piling up quickly.

I tossed and turned, realizing that going to bed early was being totally defeated by my 3 a.m. restlessness.

I finally fell back to sleep by repeating the verse “Do not worry about anything, but by prayers and petitions, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.”

I tried to keep saying, “Thank you, Lord, that we will be able to take over 200 kids on a trip they are so excited about.  Thank you for the opportunity.”

The next thing I knew it was morning and my snooze button became my best friend which means I am now running late for school.


I think for the next three days I am going to have to keep repeating, “It will be worth it, it will be worth it, it will be worth it….”

Life is kind-of like a journey to a long-awaited field trip!

As I type this, Olivia is getting ready for school and listening to the theme song from “Tangled.”

The words “At last I see the light….all at once everything is clear, now that I see you.”

Oh, life.

It can become so tangled, can’t it??

Finally, finally, the day will arrive………..

The eternal field trip will finally be here!

And all the things we have dealt with here, all the questions, all the difficult moments…..

They will be untangled, washed away, replaced by the sight of Him.

And we will all say, “It was worth it!!!!!!!!!!!” 

At last we’ll see the Light. 

Everything will be clear.

Oh, what a day that will be!!

I can’t wait to share that eternal field trip with all of you!

If you think of me today, I would be so thankful if you would whisper a little prayer of peace for me as I untangle the last few details of a field trip that is quickly approaching.

I love you all so much!