Thursday, January 21, 2010

Columbus, Magellan and Carter?

Chad years ago was bitten by a bug and the lasting effects of the bug bite are still lingering (much to the dismay of his momma) He was bit by the "Travel Bug" He has such a love for life,discovery and adventure! I love all those qualities in people. I love to hear stories of people who have traveled and met strangers that become friends. Who camp in tents on the beach and fish for dinner. Who stay in hostels and carry only a back pack. Who buy one way tickets and figure they will come home when they are ready. Those are the MOST fascinating people to talk to. But it's another thing all together when your baby boy is one of those people!
Chad leaves Sunday night for Costa Rica and Panama. He literally has a back pack and a surf board. He purchased a mosquito net to sleep under and a first aid kit. He has no reservations and no plans?I find myself wondering why God would team a mother who is a homebody worry wart with a child who lives and works to travel. Don't get me wrong, I love traveling too. Perhaps a cruise with 24 hour room service, a flight with my own pillow and earplugs.I will venture out on a raft while inside a resort pool. I like a few suitcases and plenty of shoes. But his kind of travel I just don't get.But as I did when he went to Spain,Portugal and Mexico I will be on my knees praying for his protection and safety. I love Psalm 91 and often have prayed those verses for my family. One of my favorites is verse 9-11...

If you make the Most High your dwelling-Even the LORD who is my refuge-then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways
Will I be nervous? Yes, but I am trusting in the Lord and praying that he has the time of his life!Whenever we would leave for a trip my Mom would say " Take Jesus with you and bring back lots of beautiful memories" So when I drop him off at the airport I will keep a stiff upper lip and say the same. And begin the countdown to when I can wrap my arms around him and see his cute little face.I would covet your prayers for him and will keep you posted on his travels.


Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Chad will have a blast and you will have to invite me over so I can hear all about his adventures when he returns. But, hon, he will be staying at hostels. Hee, hee. I know you think he is traveling with the "hostiles," but Chad tends to make friends everywhere he goes from what you tell me and they won't remain hostile for long. Okay, I'm done. You can razz me about my possum versus oppossum story now!

ashy said...

you got me. i totally thought he got bit by a real bug. ha. love chaddy pants.