So much has happened in our lives in the last year. It would takes hours of wasted time for me to write it and hours of boredom for you to read it. But since some of the changes have been major, I want to at least attempt an update.
In December of 2016 we found out that we are expecting another baby! It really is true, though hard for some to believe, that we are just as excited about this little girl as we have been with every other baby. Her due date, middle of July, is now drawing close and we are very thankful to have had a healthy and uneventful pregnancy so far.
This February Paul accepted a family pastor position at a church in the inland Northwest. He had been connected to this church already through the seminary and was very thankful for the open door with this body of believers.
We got our house ready to sell in exactly one week, put it on the market, and were overjoyed that it was under contract in less than twenty-four hours. We continued to move through that process, pack, and search for a new house thousands of miles away. No biggie. We had an offer accepted on a new house that we had not seen in person and hoped for the best. (Spoiler alert: it turned out great; we absolutely love it!)
The first week of March we said our very sad and very difficult good-byes to our friends and family in the East.
Perhaps the brightest spot in the past several months was our cross-country trip. I would love to say that I would blog about all our adventures and stops, but no promises. You can check out photos with the hashtag #gowestfunfam on instagram.
We are mostly settled in our new house. The kids LOVE the yard; I love the garden beds; and little by little we’re exploring our new city. Our new church has welcomed us so kindly and we’re excited about building new relationships there for the glory of Christ.
Are we tired? Quite. I think the adrenaline from all the change has worn off and now the impact of everything is hitting. We are so happy to be here; but maybe just a little worn out from all the transition. We are learning to embrace our weakness and rejoice in God’s strength, which is actually a pretty great place to be.
Love to all,