Good morning, Brunswick County.

It's a bright, sunny, but chilly, Saturday morning and we're blessed to be home all day.

A week ago, right this moment, I was driving a 26 foot U-haul (towing a 12 foot trailer) across the northern 1/3 of the USA. One of our sons had asked us to help him move his family from the Rochester, N.Y. area to Herriman, Utah (near Salt Lake City) for a new job.

We had worried because of forecasts of flooding and snow and ice due to that “Bomb Cyclone” in Nebraska and Iowa and states north of them, but our timing turned out to be just right.

With three drivers and two vehicles and about 4 hours each of sleep on an actual bed, we did the trip in 2 days, leaving on Friday at 8:45 a.m. and arriving 2014 miles away on Saturday at 8:45 p.m.

You might think that it was a killer trip.

It was.

But, sometimes you got to do what you got to do.

The night before we left New York, with all the heavy stuff left to load, we were blessed by a host of angels that showed up to help.

Our son had mentioned in Church that he would be packing up Thursday night and would appreciate any help. 11 strong men showed up at 6:30 p.m. and worked a miracle.

How grateful we were for “Church family.”

One reason for our rush to get to the final destination was the concern that arriving too late at night might decrease any help for unpacking. We shouldn't have been concerned because within seconds of arriving, three other sons, two daughters, one son-in-law and my brother and his wife (some having driven from 2 hours away) were there with helping hands.

To read the entire column pick up the March 27, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.