Day 7: Marion, Indiana

In 2014 my family took an 18-day trip to 20 states (in the shape of a heart across America). During this trip, we did 1,000 acts of kindness. And then, I wrote an ebook about it. Which you can find here.

(BTW it is only $2.99, a super great deal!)

The weather here has been so lovely lately. The temperature has been in the 80’s with plenty of sunshine. I’ve been making record strides in my walking distances and enjoying listening to the birds singing and turtles sunning. Nature is giving spring vibes, and it’s hard to imagine there are parts of the country covered deeply in snow.


Reading back over this blog entry, I can see that the snow had clearly started to get to me at this point of the trip. 

But in every good story, there is conflict, and this particular day of our trip was the day we experienced the first out of two crashes in two days. Both involving snow.

But looking back at these photos, I can also see how much support and love I had from my family, and that is truly heartwarming. (dawwwwww) 

Here is the blog entry I wrote on day Seven of our trip:

Day 7: Marion, Indiana

Dear Snow,

I am not a fan.

Okay Thanks,


Today’s acts of kindness were made very difficult thanks to the blistering cold and…yep…you guessed it…snow.

In my head, I was going to personally lay flowers on the graves at Marion National Cemetery to thank the veterans who have fought for our country and are now laid to rest.

However, when we pulled up to the cemetery, all of the graves were covered in at least 5 inches of snow.

So, I had decided to just lay all of the flowers I had at the gates, take some photos of the tombstones and call it a day.

But then, my husband decided to be totally insane by skipping through the snow in shorts and placing flowers on the graves for me and save the day…

After placing 84 flowers on graves, we were off to Bloomington, Illinois.

Most of the trip was quite pleasant. We got to see a giant Nesquick Bunny. 

And the <Hen House>

But then, the snow got the best of me, and I ended up driving us into a ditch…

No one was hurt, and after we called 911, a very nice police officer came and checked out the car and called us a tow truck.

It took almost an hour to get us out of the snowy ditch, but we got out safe and sound and made it to our hotel.

I am very thankful to be safe and alive right now. And extremely thankful to God for watching over us, and the police officer and tow truck driver who helped us tonight.

Be careful out there!

Thanks for reading


If I ever decide to take another cross-country trip (which I would absolutely LOVE to do!) I will be sure to not take it during the middle of a blizzard.

Thank you guys so much for reading!

Today has been a big day. We had to clean up for a new washing machine, I took my oldest son job hunting, I helped my dad set up his new cell phone, and I made banana bread. I am ready to relax a little.

Sending you guys lots of love!

Kelly Airhart 




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