Well we aren’t really camping. When you go camping you are getting away from your everyday stuff. You load up the camper. You make a meal plan, choose your most comfortable weekend clothes, load up the fishing poles, add the makings for smores and few comfortable lawn chairs. You choose a scenic state park or a location that is known for good fishing or hiking. Now you are ready to camp. Camping is a for a quick weekend getaway.
We only resemble camping. We have loaded up the camper…with everything we think we might need for the next 6 months. As for the meal plan..we aren’t cooking in the camper. However, I do make a pot of coffee most mornings. I didn’t really choose my most comfortable clothes, I chose my favorites. We do have a view… of a stocked pond. And yes we do have the fishing poles and lawn chairs at the ready. However, this is no weekend getaway. This is our home away from home.
I have gotten some very interesting comments and nervous looks from my friends. I am asked almost daily “How is camper life”? I can honestly say that it’s OK. It is my choice. It was actually my suggestion. One I hope I don’t end up regretting. I have had friends say that there is NO WAY they could live in a camper for 6 months. Others have expressed there concern for the close quarters. Yes it’s a small space. Yes it is limiting. But how many cups can you use at a time? How many clothes do you really need? How many pairs of shoes does one person need? Well lets don’t go there!
There was a time when I would not have considered living in a camper. But I am at a place in my life where I have found contentment. God has blessed me with my hearts desire. I have a wonderful husband who loves me. I have a son who is my heart. I am working in Ministry helping people with thier walk with the LORD. I am surrounded by people I consider true Friends. I have a relationship with my Savior. And now God has thrown open the doors and the windows and has made it possible for Danny and I to build our dream home. So until that house is complete…we’re camping!!!