God Knew by janetb

God Knew

Sometimes the consequence of a decision changes lives. Such was the case on the way home from Elk County when Mike noticed a Parker Dam State Park sign along the highway and decided to venture off course for a visit. One left turn and five more miles led to the entrance of this new-to-us park; and once inside, we soon approached a sign for the park’s campground. On a whim, we pulled in. Only God knew why.

Our passion for enjoying nature together began during our dating days over 40 years ago when we quite frequently packed a picnic and headed off for a hike. During those teenage years, we fell in love with western Pennsylvania’s forests and each other; and our dream of owning a place where we could escape to the great outdoors began with a plan to some day purchase a mountain cabin. We married, time passed, and our desire for a mountain cabin became a desire for a boat and, eventually, a lakeside home. Our dream lived on, yet those ideas never felt right. We never took the plunge.

I can still hear Mike’s voice when he saw that sign on the highway. It was getting late. We were wrapping up a fun, full day; but, “We should go. We don’t have to be home at any certain time,” he said. The rest is history. Driving through Parker Dam State Park’s campground among autumn leaves and crackling campfires, years of chasing our dream came to an end with an idea we never imagined. Ten days later, we bought a beautiful camper and gave thanks to a God who knows just what we need and just when we need it. Our God, the instiller and fulfiller of dreams.

The name of our new camper?
Love your story! And the beautiful photo!
October 15th, 2020  
A beautiful story to match a beautiful capture ♥
October 15th, 2020  
Gorgeous photo and wonderful story of God's provision! :)
October 15th, 2020  
I love the story, and the photo. You can go anywhere with that camper!
October 16th, 2020  
love the Pennsylvania’s forests
October 16th, 2020  
Nice Fall image!
October 16th, 2020  
I love your story and I love this beautiful photo. Looks like you've finished off your dream in a gorgeous spot - and so accessible to your home. Know you'll enjoy it for years.
October 16th, 2020  
Beautiful!! Love the name Dreamcatcher
October 16th, 2020  
Beautiful fall shot, Janet.
October 16th, 2020  
Gorgeous landscape. Thanks for the story! We are in a "searching" place and I needed to hear how God has instilled in others dreams that lead to a wonderful journey with HIm.
October 16th, 2020  
Beautiful landscape shot and what a wonderful story. I know you will enjoy the camper as you continue to enjoy God's wonderful creation
October 16th, 2020  
How pretty- sounds like you are going to be enjoying many days in your new "home away from home".
October 16th, 2020  
Very nice shot
October 17th, 2020  
OH Janet, I wish I could star this a dozen times!. Such a beautiful photo to go along with your wise and wonderful heart drenched words. Enjoy your 'Dreamcatcher' and I look forward to (hopefully) glimpsing moments of your wonderful new adventures through your gorgeous photography.
October 22nd, 2020  
@thewatersphotos Thank you for commenting, Gary. God is surely with you in your searching.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. — Matthew 7:7-8

November 3rd, 2020  
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