Hello from Illinois!!
It has been a wild few weeks. Scott is AT WORK and the girls are glued to Paw Patrol, so I figured I’d give a little update.
The day we left Oklahoma, I felt like it was a real struggle. I was frustrated at our situation, and overwhelmed by it all. I went in to have stitches removed and found out my wound was infected; probably from cleaning and packing a house with an open wound… My appointment took FOREVER. We didn’t pull out of the driveway until well after 1 PM. We were so frustrated and exhausted. Once we finally got out of Bville we had smooth sailing. The girls behaved so well, Rocci slept, and I only cried a few times.
Scott had an interview pretty quickly, and it went really well. We left for Michigan a week after arriving here in Illinois. Scott was given the opportunity to preach at the church we were a part of for nearly 5 years. It was so great to see everyone again. We left feeling so loved and refreshed. We were able to stay with one of the sweet ladies from the church for free. We went to visit some of our favorite spots in the area, which were all free. It was like a really great vacation with fighting kids in the minivan. haha! I have loads of pictures from that trip and will do a post soon.
We had one more week with Scott home before he started his new job!!!!!
God has really shown us that this is exactly what He wanted for us in this time. There is a house lined up for us to move into next month. Scott has a job already. We joined the church that we “grew up” in, and the people are just as wonderful and encouraging as they always have been. We are in THE BEST place for this season- it just took a lot of convincing to get here. I have peace that this is right. It still is painful that it is not at all what we hoped things would look like, don’t get me wrong. But, there is overwhelming peace.
I do not know how long God will have us here for. Scott and I both have said we feel like this is not going to be a super short stint. God has surprised us before, so we will see what happens. For now, I am enjoying being close to our families and spending time with them.
Tomorrow, Harper turns THREE, and I am SO glad that she gets to be surrounded by family on her birthday.
Thank you all for your love and prayers through all of this change in our lives. I have felt them all.