Well, friends, we made the move we are officially Texans now. For better or worse here we are.
I'm not sure what to think of my new state, yet. I've felt very unsettled so far and a little anxious, it's probably just new person jitters.
The kids started school Thursday, so I spent the day praying and being busy so that the day would go by faster. I remember moving and starting school when I was their age and that feeling in the pit of your stomach the first day, is well, kinda sickening.
But my kiddos did Awesome!
Keeli came home and said the girls were fighting over who was going to walk her to her classes and show her around and they all wanted to sit next to her at lunch!! Praise God! That's all I can say, I'm so eternally grateful for God's show of mercy and goodness again. Why I doubt and worry I don't know, I guess I can blame my short term memory.
I didn't think I would miss Iowa as much as I do, but I do, I miss it. The sweet friends, my landlord and his family, my church, all of them. It's hard starting over, and I don't know how the military families do it, it makes me have even more respect for them. Cause starting over is hard. You have to be so intentional about making community, it's not like it used to be when the neighbors would show up with bread or cookies and welcome you to the neighborhood. People just don't do that anymore. Now, if you want to meet the neighbors you better make your own bread and take it to them.
|Keeli and her friends at the moving bonfire we let the kids have weekend before we moved.|
|Jackson and his buddies at the bonfire.|
|Me and Lori :) (Lori hope you don't mind ;))|
|Lee and Sandy-treated us like family while we rented his parents house-Thank You!!|
|Larry and Suzy-Brother to Lee, and took to the kids like a second set of grand kids ~Thank You!!|
|The moving truck packing our little farm house to take us somewhere new|
I've sorta neglected writing on the blog, because it's hard when you don't have Internet and your just too darn busy to do anything. But slowly I'm getting there and we are getting more settled. So hopefully all these words in my head will find a home here in this space soon.
I'm hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is preparing for Christmas. Can you believe it's already December?! Here in Texas it is 80 degrees, I'm not going to complain too much, but it doesn't feel like Christmas weather. We're out walking in shorts and had to turn the ac back on, oh well, I'll take it over 5 ft of snow any day :)
Many blessings to you...
I'm off to make something to introduce ourselves to the neighbors...wish me luck!