Thursday, March 18, 2010

Going home

Time goes so fast when you're away from home doesn't it! I honestly cannot believe we are packing up and hitting the road to go home this morning.....

We have all had a good time here in Tennessee. The cabin was just wonderful and being with my family has been so much fun and the memories will be cherished forever....

As we started out yesterday morning I knew it would be the day that we would wander into the smokey mountains and scatter daddys ashes.....but those were my thoughts and as the Lord has shown me sooo many times in sooo many different ways this past year.....things don't always go the way I think they will.

We gathered around the table yesterday with our coffee and one another and started talking and sharing our hearts. I know the Lord directed our conversations and our hearts because so many things were shared, so many tears we shed and in the end laughter rang throughout as we talked about our Daddy knowing how things would have been so different had he been sitting here with us...but you know what....HE.WAS. After our talk we all realized we needed to honor his wishes and scatter his ashes in California and we will plan this trip this summer or early fall but after all was said, cried and laughed out I know that this is the right thing to do. I had a peace knowing we had made this decision and that the Lord directed us in ways we didn't even know or expect....Isn't it awesome how HE does that! I just LOVE HIM SOOO!

We will be heading home and going through Nashville so it may take til Friday before we get home but more fun awaits and my brother and nieces with be right behind us all the way!

I want to thank each one of you for your Love, your prayers and your Friendship ~ it just means sooo very much!


The Real Me!

I'm glad you all were able to talk it out and decide together on what should be done. The Lord will work out all the other details.
Have a safe trip home my friend. Praying for traveling mercies!

Proverbs 27:19

Hello Loren. I've missed you.



I love you bunches sweetie, praying for safe travel.


Oh Loren I am just so happy that you have had this time with family and that you were all able to come to this decision together. Don't ya just LOVE how the Lord works? Travel safely and ENJOY your last couple of days. Hugs, Debbie

Warren Baldwin

Glad your visit was wonderful; prayers for a safe trip home.


Isn't it awesome how GOD took you through the smokey mountains to direct you to California? I love how HE knows just what we need and just how to speak to our hearts!
Love you, Girl!!
Hugs, andrea


I'm so glad to read that you had this time with your family. After the loss of your dad it helps to gather and have a time of remembrance, love and laughter too. It's all part of the grieving process.

Blessings and hugs to you Loren,


Praying for a safe travel as you head home. That's one thing I love about the Lord. How everything in our lives mean so much to Him and He truly is involved if we let Him...Thank you for taking us with this wonderful trip of yours. I enjoyed those pics you posted. God bless you sister. Love to you.

Kami Scott-Day

Praying for a safe journey home!

He & Me + 3

Praying you have safe travels home. So glad you all had peace about the decision.

Beth E.

What a precious post...I'm sure your dad would be proud of you all.

The next time you make your way back to Pigeon Forge, please let me know...perhaps we can get together!


God is so faithful. I am so thankful he directed your family concerning your daddy's ashes. And yes, he was right there with you. Lifting you up!


So glad that you had this special time Loren!

I know how hard it must have been for you! I, too had to do this with my family as we spread my mama's ashes in Hawaii. It is a special time that I hold in my heart now and even though it was hard, I know it is what my mother wanted and now it is a memory very dear to me!

I pray that in time, YOU will find healing in these memories that you shared with your family also.
((Big Hugs))

Steph T.

What a huge blessing for you and your family. thanks for sharing this with all of us...God is so amazing.

christy rose

Wow! Isn't it wonderful to have family to share and make decisions with. You are so blessed Loren!!! God is good!!

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