Full-time RV living is not for everyone. And by “everyone” I mean us. 😊 Maybe I’m joking a little, maybe not. Remember when I said “Let’s sell everything and live in an RV?” Well, I’m crazy and why do people listen to me anyway? Seriously though, we are making a lot of good memories and having a lot of fun. We are wandering along through Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and today we are in Montana. I hope to sit and stay a spell here. Unfortunately all of the camp grounds anywhere near Yellowstone were all full so we had to just make a day of it. We tried our best to visit as much as we could in Sally. Driving our home on wheels through Yellowstone was a bit difficult at times, but Jaret did a great job of keeping her steady. We were thanking God continuously for the new shocks and sway bar. We stayed with our friend, Walmart, last night and Jaret was able to get some good rest. That much concentrated driving was a bit taxing on him I think.
Sometimes my Littles seem lost. Especially Grace-Anna. We stopped for a break and a little sightseeing at Idaho Falls. While everyone else was “Ooohhhing and Aaaahhhing”, Grace-Anna was lost in her own little world. My blind, ASD child is so distant. She didn’t ask about the sounds of the rushing waters or the smells of the moist ground. She walked around on auto pilot, bumping into the new surroundings. Jaret took Analise to get some ice-cream and I tried to talk to Grace-Anna about it. I described everything around us in great detail. Have you ever really paid attention to how many colors there are in wild-gushing waters? She didn’t respond to my descriptions, she just sat there. It hit me that her world is so very small. To the contrary, her sister’s fingerprints on the world are huge. Analise is so creative, logical, and adventurous all at the same time. She sees things in new ways that none of us do. At times, she is difficult to wrangle in. Her mind is just so far off creating beautiful things or solving world problems. 😊 I try to bring Grace-Anna into my world, where colors are vivid and mountains that are giants tower over us. But I wonder, does she want to tip-toe into this wild-crazy side of things? She seems happy and safe in her tiny world. She wants things always exactly the same. Her dolls are lined up just so, her things are always put away perfectly tidy. Maybe the swirling blue-grey skies frighten her. Maybe she’s not lost at all. Maybe she’s perfectly happy with what she can touch and feel and place in her life exactly where she wants it. I guess the roaring, foaming, smelly geysers don’t fit into her happy place. So, I’m trying not to feel bad about my blind child not experiencing the same beauty all around us. She’s happy in her own ways and that’s ok. Analise on the other-hand….. she IS the geyser! I think I will start to call her “Old Faithful”. She’s wild and crazy and explodes with artistic beauty. Someday people will come from all around to gaze at her with anticipation while she bubbles up. For now, however, I would enjoy a little less dancing in the clouds and coming back down to reality. What a life we live! What an adventure we are on. Like my t-shirt says, “Not all those who wander are lost.”
Hello. My name is Jenny Sullivan. I am a 40-something mother to 4 kiddos (Our oldest 2 are homegrown and our youngest 2 daughters are adopted from Ethiopia and China). I enjoy horses, gardening, and writing. I love to laugh and I hope I can add humor into your day by reading my blogs. I believe God loves to see His children smile. My life is not an easy one, we face challenges of all sorts daily. I hope by blogging, I can share these experiences with you and take you along on this Perfect Adventure with me!