Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rollie and Gina are headed this way!!

Today is the day!!! Rollie and Gina departed from Natchez, Mississippi early this morning and are headed this way. We look for them to arrive sometime Wednesday.  Ms Pat and I are both so excited. It has been over a month since we both headed opposite directions in Tucson, AZ, the day after Mikel's funeral.


Here we are at the FamCamp at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson preparing to leave.




Megabyte2, Gina and Ms Pat saying our "so longs".  Rollie and Gina were heading to their place in Denham Springs, LA. They wanted to follow us North to our place in Custer, SD but they had lots of things to take care of at home.  It had been many months since they left there. They had lots of "house chores" to take care of and they wanted to attend their son-in-law Shane's Graduation and a family Wedding in Natchez, MS.

One of the big things on their list was to  install a 4- wheeler rack on the back of their 5th Wheel so they can haul a 4-wheeler with them wherever they go.  Rollie and his Dad worked on that project and finished it up just before time for them to leave.  You can see some of their work on Rollie and Gina's Blog.    Rollie also wanted to get a bunch of his tools so he could help us do some building on our Custer property.

While we were all trying to smile, there were tears in our eyes. After a very sad week in Tucson, we were all getting pretty good at wearing a "smile" although inside we were crying.

Ms Pat and Gina sat holding and comforting each other for the longest time.  There were lots of tears here, so I only showed the "back side".

It was a beautiful, bright, sunshiny day, and we knew someone up "above" was telling us to CARRY ON. We left the campground and drove a couple miles on the streets of Tucson "side by side", until we came to the Interstate where they turned East and we turned West. They were headed for home and we were headed to a Doctor's appointment in Phoenix, then home to North Ranch.
The relationship that has built with Rollie and Gina was definitely developed in nowhere else but heaven.  Both Ms Pat and I always wanted to RV with our kids.  For what ever reason, that has not been possible.....until now. We are truly RV'ing with our kids.....as we have "adopted" them and they us.  Praise the Lord!!!
 
It's been a long month and to say that we have missed them dearly would be a BIG understatement.  It will be SO GOOD to see them again!!!  Drive carefully Kids.  We pray for your safe travels and ask God to safely deliver you up here to "our little piece of Heaven". We have so much we want to show you.
 
It's been a GREAT WEEK!!!
 
Thank you for stopping by.

Mike

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOOTER!!!

 
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9 comments:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Looks like reunion time this week. Hooray! You will be a happy person when those two show up!

Sharon Del Rosario said...

The depth of feelings is evident in these pictures. I know your reunion will be bitter sweet, but it will help all of you continue to heal from your loss. Look forward to happier times!

Mark and Dortha said...

We think of you two often. I know you are excited and ready for Rollie and Gina to get there and I can almost bet they are as excited as you.

If you had to adopt some kids, those two are the greatest. I do believe they were heaven sent!

Enjoy the time you have with them and we look forward to hearing about the adventure. Wish we were there to enjoy it with you.

Take care and hugs to you all!

Rick and Paulette said...

Like the others have already said, the reunion with your friends will be a happy time for all of you, Mike. I hope you've got lots of projects lined up to keep them busy!!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

What a great post, Isn't it wonderful how God arranges for things and people to appear in our lives, sometimes when we need them the most,Donna & I pray for your safe reunion and have all the fun you can, while you can. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Happytrails said...

By the time I got to the end of the post I couldn't see very well through the tears. I could certainly see the pain in all of your faces but isn't it wonderful how God places people in your lives at just the right moments.
Now we pray for a safe trip for Rollie and Gina and the happy reunion that will soon take place.

God bless you both!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)
http://freedom2roll.blogspot.com

Randy and Pam Warner said...

I know you are looking forward to their arrival. Hope you have another great time and get a lot of things done!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

All of you have had so much happen in your life's its a God sent that put you together.

Enjoy your time together.

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...

Well, your kids are at a loss for words after everything you just wrote. We had to stop so we could wipe our eyes. We have missed you both so much and we cannot wait to see y'all and give and get those big hugs. We love Y'all

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