Tonight I’m praying for all who’ve helped and encouraged me in my marvelous adventure of becoming a full-time nomad and quiet evangelist. Yesterday was the first anniversary of living in my 25 foot Airstream travel trailer. In a year, I’ve learned to tow, backup, dump tanks, and do minor maintenance. More importantly, I’ve started to truly live in the present, asking God for guidance in each day’s activity whether that is silent prayer or making new friends on the road or visiting with old friends.
Special thanks to my spiritual director (you know who you are…), the priests at St. Leo the Great in Fairfax, Virginia, my daughters, and my small group of very close friends who check up on me and whom I call regularly. Also, thank you to the many inspiring people I’ve met along the way — to Smitty in Robertsdale, to Susan who paints shells, to Mary who travels solo and is discovering how truly creative she is, to Jill and Colleen in Missouri, priests and religious from San Marco Island FL to Fredericksburg VA to Irondale AL to Potosi MO to Chicago IL, to the Solo Streaming Sisters, to Maria and Joy and their husbands from Alumapalooza, to the prayer shawl ladies in Michigan, to my fellow camp hosts and staff at Bull Run, to the RV Entrepeneurs and to many others too numerous to mention.
I really appreciate the talented folks at the Arlington Catholic Herald –Zoey and Matt in particular — who’ve helped others through the article, podcast, and video recently published to perhaps take some inspiration from all God is doing in my life.
And, of course, all thanks and glory to God who in His kindness has given me the chance to follow Him and embark on this journey for Him. Happy Nomadversary! I pray that all of you find joy in the life to which God calls you. I can’t wait to discover what unfolds in the coming year, and I invite you all to accompany me by following Tin Can Pilgrim. Blessings and peace, Lynda