The Vagabond Family

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sometimes, I want to give it all up.

I want to take every dollar we possess from the bank. Walk away from our house and just travel. I want to be the family instilling a sense of adventure and peace, all within the same breath just from cultivating new friendships and finding the common thread of humanity through our country and the world.

Did you ever know one of these families growing up?

Where completely unexpectedly they showed up in your classroom. The new kid. Maybe at the beginning of the school year, as would be protocol, but sometimes in the middle of the quarter. Their clothes were never the latest fashions, but they did own their fashion. It was impossible to differentiate it from their charisma, as  it was intrinsically them, because after the miles they'd traveled they knew who they were.

I'd like to give my boys those lessons. The opportunity to connect with people, everywhere. To feel family, instead of just know it.

Roots are fantastic things, but sometimes I wish we had less in the ground and were able to spend more time growing them within.

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AJ said...

Do you read the 4 Little Men and Girly Twins blog? That family travels around quite often in their RV and lead a simple and perfect life. :) I've thought about it, but I could only commit to summers because I'm also committed to consistency.

Sam said...

There is an easy solution to this. It is called the military.

Kelly Bartlett said...

Said a million times over...
But, I would go crazy with the unknown. I like structure. I think a good mix is best. Sounds like you and your family need a good vacation.

Kristal said...

I ocassionally feel the same way. I felt like that a lot when I was still working, that need to just scoop my family up (mom and bro included) and live in an RV or on some remote Greek island with little possessions. It's been awhile since I felt that though. I'd say I'm more content now than I ever have been, so I think that's why the desire has subsided.

Megan said...

You know, I feel that way from time to time as well. After moving 7 times in 6 years, I can see the good and bad in it... the good, that it forces you to make new friendships... the bad, that stability is not typically a theme.

Even now, on the days that I'm feeling not content, I want to pack up and move. Where? I don't even know. Just somewhere. I think because that's what my life has been the last 7 years... on the go.

I don't know why I'm telling you this, other than to say I understand. There's definitely good and bad. For now, I'd recommend a vacation. :)

Adrienne said...

Uhm. Yes! Totally. Haha. That's exactly the kind of family we wanted to be, but God had different plans. After praying over and praying over and praying over our lifestyle, we know He wants us rooted. For now.

It helps me tons to, of course, remember that we're exactly where God wants us, but also to remind myself that His glory is bigger than any wonderful thing on earth :)

It's still hard though! We just bought a house and I still find myself daydreaming about life on the road.


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