A Mom and Her Family – Giving Every Day

It’s not often you hear of people — especially people living “the American dream”— who suddenly decide to sell their house, sell their cars, leave their jobs, and set out to travel the US in an RV for one purpose…

to Give Every Day.

That’s exactly what my friend Stephanie over at Metropolitan Mama is doing.

She and her husband Tim, along with their one and three year old daughters, are setting out on the adventure of their lifetime.

Their story is inspiring and radical (it’s even been in the press), and I just had to share it with you…

As Stephanie tells it, “Tim and I stay up late and talk about how the world is hurting – how people are poor, sick, lonely, uncertain, hungry, helpless, and hopeless. We know – without a shadow of a doubt – that we can’t just sit here. We won’t.”

Thus, their plan was born: Sell everything. Live in an RV. Give Every Day

Stephanie and Tim have put their house on the market, have worked through countless details, have overcome the Five Reasons Why They Shouldn’t do this Give Every Day Thing, and are in the process of setting out on their journey to help others.

I love how Tim sums it up:

“What we keep coming back to is this: When Stephanie and I talk to each other and to God about what we are planning – we are at peace. When we really evaluate our goals and dreams – when we consider the brevity of life – this plan represents exactly who we want to be and what we want to do. It models the things we want to teach our children. We may have 5 reasons Give Every Day is a bad idea but, we also have at least 100 reasons why we need to do it.”

Talk about inspiring. :)

Click on over to their new blog to read more about their Give Every Day plans. And don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there so you can stay updated on their journey. (You can even invite them to your city!)

Join me in spreading the word about Give Every Day and add Steph’s new button to your site (you can see the one I chose in my right sidebar, but there are several to choose from). 

What about you? Have you ever felt a tug on your heart–or your life–like this and followed it? Have you known someone who has? What was the impact? 

(I’ve followed the tug on my heart before–on a smaller scale–and it turned out to be an amazing thing. I’ll share that story soon!)

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  1. That is absolutely AMAZING! What a wonderful experience they are embarking on. I have signed up to follow them and cannot wait to see how this journey unfolds for them.Peace and blessings to your day!Jeanine

  2. Wow! I hadn't heard Stephanie's story. Thank you so much for sharing it. I can't wait to check out Metropolitan Mama.

  3. This is truly an inspiring story.I wish them well.I have a friend who traveled, with her family, for 3 months from the east coast to live in California.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing our story. We are very excited to officially get on-the-road this January! :)stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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