Amazing! Unbelieveable! The overwhelming support for our Field Trip Year (my new term for our family sabbatical) affirms our faith in following our dream!
When Greg and I turned in our resignations, we expected hesitant acceptance, if not an outright dour attitude toward our decision. Instead, we met excitement and encouragement (I hadn't seen them in a long time these long lost friends!) Most people we have told are thrilled with our prospects and supportive of our plans. New opportunities sprung up with each conversation. One teacher friend spoke with her mother about our sabbatical and she offered her home on Long Island, New York as a free stopping point on our journeys up the east coast! Another friend's parents have a vacation home near Tempe, Arizona and have graciously said we could stay there for part of our southwestern field trip.
These encourageing offers have started new ideas stirring in my head.... Could we trade our vacation home on Fripp Island during the off season for other homes in America and abroad?
This is the most excited I have been about our future in years! We both feel this is the beginning of something wonderful for our whole family... What were we worried about again?