Tim and I ask this question all the time, who reads our blog anyway? Sometimes blogging feels sharing your life with everyone and sometimes it feels like I blog and Tim reads it and that's it. So if you read our ramblings, often or irregularly, drop us a comment to say hello.
This Christmas season was strange for our little family. We were blessed to meditate on the birth of our beloved Savior, we got spoiled with lovely gifts and we enjoyed time with both sides of the family, but it was also a bittersweet reminder of where we are at. We have never doubted our decision to stay and not go to Senegal, but we haven't yet reached the point of being happy to be in MN. We are still sad. And if you catch us in a moment of vulnerable honestly, we don't FEEL like we have that much of a life here anymore.
Even though we figured it was a pipe dream, we were hoping to be out of Mom and Dad's by Christmas. We love my parents, but living with them is certainly not without it's challenges. I especially crave a place that I can make into a home for my family. Most days, we feel rather homeless, unsettled and directionless. However, God is SO good and we are able to whole-heartedly praise Him daily for His presence and faithfulness in our lives.
I think we could use a break. Sometimes a change in scenery does a world of good. In August, the three of us went camping for a couple days and it was really refreshing. Some of you have been consistently offering your homes, it just hasn't worked out yet, but THANK YOU! We have appreciated your offers SO much. (I thank you assuming you read our blog......) Since Tim wasn't asked to stay on at Costco, we have lots of time on our hands again. So if anyone is going to be out of town for the weekend and we could "do you a favor" by watching your house or something, let us know. We are really good at watering plants :) haha Or maybe you know someone with a year round cabin that might be available for our use, let us know. Thanks friends.