We met our next door neighbors the day we moved in with the help of their 8 and 10 year old boys that were very excited about kids moving in next door. That was Saturday. By Tuesday, we were attending the 8 year old's birthday party! Yeah, on Sunday, we were shopping for birthday presents in Target. Too funny. It's been a great blessing getting to know the M. family. The kids either play over at our house or at the M.s' house. We have visited two great churches in a weeks time. Today we visited the M.s church. Yes, they are Christians! God has been very gracious to us. We found out the other neighbors on the other side of the street go to that church too. It was a great church and I think we will visit again.
Last Sunday, we visited Rolling Hills Church. The kids are doing Awanas there now on Thursday nights. Greg played on Mrs. M's soccer team last night. Indoor soccer. He was thrilled to have the opportunity to play.
So the kids are adjusting very well to Oregon so far. We are currently trying to wrap up the search for our piano and violin teachers. We have a short list of teachers who have made the "cut" thus far and we will be meeting a few more this week and hopefully be able to firm things up and get the kids going again with their music. I am so grateful for my sweet, talented, and insightful sister-in-law, Kayla, for helping me with this painstaking process!
Our home here is small, but comfortable and has everything we need. Downtown LO is within walking distance which is really cool. It is really a neat thing to learn to live with less...less stuff, less people, less familiarity....even less worldly security. I can't say I really love that last part, but it is what it is and I know God is doing something in the midst of it all. It's not as if we are the only one's dealing with uncertainty....but more on that later.
This is why I put "Traveling Light" as the first song on the player this week. It's fitting. Enjoy.
'Til next time....
LYMYWY (love you, miss you , want you),