in our family we pray, because we believe that God hears us and cares about us and has the power to make a difference in our lives. and there have been many, many times over the years when God has clearly answered our prayers. but not like this! this was one of those times when i know God intervened. we had a plan, but it would have been expensive and time-consuming and, as it turns out, unneccessary.
i am so thankful for my family--my husband who was carefully driving us home in terrible conditions and had the wisdom to say, "let's leave early," and my daughter who still has faith even though her life has taken some unexpected and difficult turns. our trip home could have been very different, but thanks to God's intervention we made it home safe and sound and are back to enjoying the california sunshine!
***this is the kind of snow we battled all week long!***