Red tape, paperwork, effort, and a tremendous amount of patience successfully meshed a few days ago when we drove our truck down the driveway. Let the journey begin!
How did it feel?
It felt liberating in the sense that we were going to begin earning a living as a family again. Family businesses are at the very top of the list of things that I support, whether it wraps around making soap, building websites, truck driving – whatever the family joins together, builds, and supports.
How else did it feel?
I am new at sitting in the seat of a truck. I felt like I was on an amusement ride. The ride, however, wasn’t manned by a person that would pull a lever and stop the motion in just a few minutes. No, the ride was moving down the road, sitting high above almost every vehicle. I was a tad bit intimidated.
I grew into a respect for the truck that first day, the day we picked up a trailer and headed home.
As we neared home, I noticed an Amish basket stand set up on a corner. The couple was sitting on the bench seat of their covered wagon. The animated conversation between the pair caught my attention. It reflected love, family, and happiness. I smiled at the women as our eyes locked. She said something to her husband as she waved at me. All of us were soon smiling and exchanging waves. What a contrast, obviously, the Amish couple were happily running their family business from their wagon. We were in our semi-truck, also running our family business. God spoke to me at that moment, through them, through happiness, through unsaid words. It was good. I found peace.