This past weekend we took a little trip to Tennessee. It was somewhat spur of the moment, but what we did was something we have been wanting to do for awhile.
When we moved back to Missouri eight years ago we lived with our parents until we found a home. The first weekend we were at my parent’s my mom and dad were all about a show on Sunday night. The “Joey and Rory Show”. We watched it with them while we stayed with them and became fans of the couple who sang and had a weekly show.
Our kids loved Joey and Rory and watching their show was something we all looked forward to each week. If you know their story then you know that Joey passed away with cancer four years ago. I remember how heart broken we were and I hated it that we never made it to one of their shows.
When Rory shared that he was going to be doing shows this Christmas I told Cam I really wanted to go. We tossed around the idea and with a little pushing from me 😉 we booked a sweet little house, bought our tickets and set out early Friday morning.
The show was Friday night and it was a special one. Rory’s daughter Indy and her classmates performed their Christmas program as the opening act and then Rory took the stage and told stories and sang songs.
We enjoyed it so much. I was always encouraged and inspired by Joey. She was such a special person and seeing their dreams come to life was really something. I forgot to mention that their concert hall is on their farm just down from their house.
Seeing others passionate about being home and sharing what they have is really special and keeps nudging us along the path God has us on.
The place we booked to stay had a fire pit and was in the country. I made two pots of soup the night before we left so we could eat at the house. But we wanted to have breakfast at Marcy Jo’s while we were in town.
So Saturday Morning we went there for breakfast and then took a drive through Franklin and back to Columbia. Franklin was such an amazing little town. It was just beautiful. We didn’t get out and walk around because it was bustling with people, but I loved driving around and seeing all the old houses and buildings.
We made a loop through the countryside and ended up in Columbia. We went into a few shops including a hardware store that Cam loved and all three kids bought a pocket knife as a souvenir. I loved the sweet little book store and McCoy got to go into a real record store. We bought him a record player last year for Christmas and he is always on the hunt for records.
Columbia was a wonderful little town too. I enjoyed walking around and seeing the little shops. After that we headed back to our little BNB ate soup and sat by the fire for the evening.
Yesterday morning we headed home and we were all so excited to get back home. The kids missed their dog and cats about two hours into the trip.
I came home encouraged and inspired from this trip and look forward to seeing what God has in store this next year.