Saturday, January 02, 2010

So who reads this anyway?

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.

19 comments:

Keturah said...

I read your blog! What kind of living situation are you hoping for? Of course, you know there is room at our house, immediate occupancy....but it sounds like maybe you are hoping for more of a place of your own which also requires some financial income. One thing I have learned over the past few years which haven't always been easy for us on the job front is that God will be sufficient, even when the situation isn't what you had hoped. Also that we can't tell what is happening here and why God is doing or allowing certain things but my hope is that we'll get to see the front side of the tapestry in heaven.

Joe H. said...

I READ IT! I burn your feed to my reader RSS style cyber cowboy. Keep those posts coming. Unfortunately don't know of any places to stay but your always welcome to stay with us whence you come visit again.

Sarah Snyder said...

I read your blog! (but I guess you knew that already.) :) It was fun having you guys over the other night!

Jenilyn said...

I am raising my hand down here in St. Louis. Thanks to both of you for continuing to be real and honest about where you're at. Reading your blog is always a great chance to offer up a prayer for the three of you!

Veronica said...

You've got another reader in me :) but I think you already knew that! Love you guys!

Victoria said...

I read occasionally - depending on how busy school keeps me. If you don't remember who this is, I was part of the LDI group with Angie and Juli and we were roomies at Urbana back in the day and shared the best van ride ever!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Fam, We do read your posts, too. I wish that you weren't allergic to cats, Heidi. You know that you are welcome to the Lundholm BnB anytime... We love you. Sally

Joel P said...

To know whats going, I go to your blog just about every other day if not every day. Its a good for communication and sharing things going on around your everyday life stuff. God Bless. I am praying for the Chases!

Am said...

You know I read your blog! I always wonder who is reading my blog too.
Praying for you guys and your future. Love you!

Lynn & Jennie said...
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Lynn Owens said...

I read it too! Thanks for the posts. Its encouraging to hear what God is doing in your lives.

We have a studio apartment behind our house, so if you are willing to drive 2 days for Tim's dramatic return to Kennewick, you are welcome to it!

Anonymous said...

Me too, me too! Come visit us. That will take a week FOR SURE! :) Love you.

Micah said...

Hi Chase family! I read your blog and am encouraged by it. I've had a really tough year in my own ways and it is so helpful to "see" others who are pressing into being faithful regardless of circumstance. I pray for y'all often.

Blessings,
Micah

Kari Smith said...

Chases I so appreciate your honesty and vulnerability on your posts. Keep seeking and searching. I am confident the Lord is working and moving even though it feels like He isn't (as I write these words I am speaking them also to myself. Why is it so hard to wait on his timing?!?!). Love you guys and am excited to connect with you sometime...hopefully in the near future.

Anonymous said...

I read it.

Ellen C.

Solciitoh said...

I read it ^^ And I liked it! ^^

Kisses From Argentina! :)

Sarah said...

I read it also, and love it!

Tiffany said...

I read it because that is the only way I can seem to keep up with people these days! No time for facebook! :o)

Juli said...

I'm a bit late - but here I am! I read it and enjoy hearing what's happening in your lives. :)