Covid Impact

The title alone gives the impression that this will be a negative post and while the changes we had to make were disappointing we ended up just where we needed to be.

In this post I talked about the unexpected with the trailer slideout moving out while traveling.


“And we know that all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

So while a trailer mishap doesn’t seem good, it turned out it was. A blessing in disquise.

I'm a planner
An organizer
Like my ducks in a row
(if you want to see how far that gets me read here)

So of course once we knew we were headed out, I made plans. 

I had in place …

  • One week reserved to camp and say good-bye to our Missouri younger 2 grandkids
  • Options for camping through Iowa
    • Take 1-2 weeks for us
    • Vacation
    • Regroup
    • Adjust to our new lifestyle
  • Head to Illinois for our first volunteer site

Then Covid hit. Campgrounds were closed. Resturants were closed. Historic sites were closed.

So we waited. Plans were set aside.

A week before we were to head out, the state campground opened up so we were able to spend time to say good-bye to Noah and Grace.

We changed our vacation plans from 2+ to 1 week to make our way to Illinois. We made reservations in St. Charles, MO a stop on the way and a place we like to visit.

So where was God in all of this?

  • Our RV dealer is just outside St. Charles
  • When this happened we needed to head there
  • Our Iowa plans would have had to change
  • The dealership had never seen the slide out issue and they weren’t sure how to handle
  • While in the shop, they found another problem that would be a major problem down the road
  • For reasons unknown to the dealer the techs from Grand Design just happened to show up and they fixed the slide out issue
  • We got an overhaul on the trailer – no charge on anything

It was still disappointing not to have the vacation and downtime we had hoped for. But we are thankful that God was looking out for us.

Grateful on the journey, Jackie

“And we know that all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

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4 Responses to Covid Impact

  1. Marilyn Hayner says:

    Thank you, Jackie, for sharing this. Your writing style is genuine and beautiful, like you. Although you’re not with us physically, you continue to bless me with your writing! May God (continue to) bless you richly!!


  2. hofmannb1313yahoocom says:

    Thank you for your words, reminding us that God is always watching out for his children even in troubled time. His plans always Trump’s our plans as he works all things out for our good. Continue in prayers for you on this new journey πŸ’


  3. Ronni says:

    I hope we can all be “Grateful on the journey,” thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


  4. jberdych says:

    Ronni, sometimes it’s easier said than done.


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