This week has been a whirlwind. Tara and Justin Wagner and their son, Zeb, have been in DFW for the week and we have just been soaking them up! Instant friendships and deep connections were had by all. The knowing smiles and wisdom had in their short time on the road in their RV has inspired and comforted us. They even shared some of it on a Humans Being podcast for all to enjoy! For those of you still unaware of the Clan of Parent’s not-so-secret plan to travel the country by RV, you may want to listen to this one first.
The kids all hit it off in a big way with swimming, Legos, ball playing, wiggle car-ing, hooping, and many other activities during our visits. Chris and Justin broke off for some chatting of their own- both technical and philosophical- over a beer or two. Dads are coming together to support one another in lives fueled on joy, passionate pursuits, creativity, and… veggie oil!
Sara, Matt, Bella, and Lucy Janssen also made their way to DFW this week! We all got together for a couple of potluck dinners (which I highly recommend for the ease and yummy variety!), some lively discussion, and hooping!
Hallie Collett Garcia assists Elijah with taping his handmade hoop.
We made our own hoops and began learning to hoop dance. This is a whole separate post which I will share soon so stay tuned!
Parting was, indeed, such sweet sorrow. I wanted to hug too tightly and for too long. Knowing that our paths in the RVs are undetermined and ever-flowing, I didn’t want to let go. Is it so different when we bid farewell to those we know in ‘stick’ homes? Because we know their specific location, does it make us miss them less? Does it make it easier to let go? It felt so. And yet, I felt a thrill. “Come see us this summer in Louisiana!” says Tara. And we could…