"I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into...a land flowing with milk and honey." Exodus 3:17
Our kids were decent travelers and made road trips pretty pleasant for the most part. Buckled into the backseat of our Subaru with their pillows, blankets, Teddy and Bunny and a stockpile of juice boxes and snacks between them, we were good to go.
Excitement ran high for at least the first hour in anticipation for our destination. Then, after we'd played all the travel games in my mental library, their patience ran thin and inevitably they asked, "Are we there yet?" or "How much longer?" And our answer was always the same, "About an hour." (The first time they asked that, we truly were one hour from our destination so it became our 'pat answer' and eventually our inside family joke).
So there we were, stuck in the middle of NOW--our view muddled with fatigue and impatience for the road ahead--hanging onto the vision of our promised destination.
(Won't you mosey on over to the Christian Children's Authors blog and pull over for the rest of the story? I promise, we're almost there!).