I’m a Texas girl! But, I LOVE Tennessee! Always HAVE!When I see that we are crossing over the bridge into Memphis…my heart starts fluttering! I get excited because I’m vain enough to think – Tennessee welcomes ME! Truly – I know I’m the only one who probably gets soooooo excited about going here! (At least in my family!) Do you see the sign to Nashville?
It meant to say…. “Nashville – the city where Lana would love to live!” (But can’t! So she just visits and not enough!) I like Memphis as well! Although, the mountains are beckoning me!
You see a lot of people are called to Tennessee because of their musical ability. I’m afraid – if they heard me sing, I’d might be kicked out of the state. So, I just tap my fingers. And smile! A LOT! I just love this state! Pretty skyline! And this! I heard it was going to be demolished. But, not sure if it was a rumor. Still an interesting site! Another look….Gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous, my hubs! I just love him! We LOVE road trips! We were getting tired…so we stopped by the famous Cracker Barrel! (Started in TN, I may add.) My lil’ one takes this game serious! I mean serious!!!
After this meal, we still had a WAY to drive! We decided to either sleep while driving or stop in Nashville and get up early.
We chose to drive to a Hotel that had suites (a must for our family) that was by the airport even though it was a bit out of our way. We love staying at Country Inn and Suites – they always give GREAT books to my kids that we can take with us. The books alone are worth the stay! One of the Princess’ picked up Charlotte’s Web – which we used in homeschooling this past year. Did I mention the books are free? AWESOME! (This Works for Me!)
Do you believe that God always – ALWAYS directs your paths? Well, even if you don’t – our prayer before our trip was that God would direct our path to His Glory and grant us safety!
After a good nights rest, my hubs and I were getting ready for the day. I went to the hotel’s window and looked outside (at mountains – oh I love them!).
Well, I noticed a man grabbing his stomach. I thought at first he was drunk. Then I noticed a man driving a hotel van, tell him to walk over to the curb under the tree, while he parked the van. I then wondered if he was having an appendicitis. He could hardly stand.
People began to surround him. Within minutes, a policeman, ambulance and fire truck showed up. I woke up the kids and told them to come to the window to see what was going on. We then started to pray for this stranger. We prayed and prayed for God’s ultimate healing on his body! It was precious to see my little ones call on God the Father to help this man. They have such faith in the Lord, even in their jammies. Just as quick as it started – it was over. The man was taken away to a hospital. It turns out a car had hit him. I’m not sure what happened to him but my kids – learned to pray for the sick even if they are strangers. I believe God had sent us to that Hotel just for that man! He put us in that room that had a perfect view yet the man never knew we were there.
God is so faithful and has secret prayer warriors even when you might feel totally alone!
Blessings to you! You are loved!
The Pennington Point says
I am so amazed by God’s goodness! What a great story. Lisa~
Homeschool on the Croft says
Aaah….there are no coincidences in God’s plan. You may never knew the reason for you all praying until eternity reveals it.
The twice we’ve been to the US we did loads of driving and absolutely loved it. We love your country. I mean…*love* it. As in….well, we now eat, sleep and drink it! Only now, we’re too broke to start planning another holiday 🙁 !!
I’ve got a load of ‘Welcome to….’ photos too, and one of these days I’m gonna post them on the blog.
Brings back great memories, though we’ve never made it down south. Imagine! And The South is where I’ve dreamed of for years. Don’t get me started…!
Love, Anne x
Wow! What a post. I was loving all of your pictures but not sure how the police story was going to turn out. What a great teaching opportunity one that your little ones will never forget. Blessings to you!