We do have lots going on, and apparently we do have people who check to see if I'm sharing our life! In the past few days I've had quite a few reminders that I haven't updated our blog in quite some time. So here goes!!!!
We are doing awesome! The Lord continues to affirm our decision to move our family from MI to CO. He has shown us His love in ways that we could not have ever imagined. He has provided for our every need: financially, relationally, physically, and emotionally.
Our support raising is going well. We are just about to send out our final mass support letter, and from there, we will narrow down our list to those who are supporting us through prayer and gifts. So make sure you fill out the slip and mail it to us if you want to continue receiving updates from us! :) We haven't quite met our goals, but we are doing well! :) I am also teaching VERY part time and Michael is trying to grow his speaking ministry to help supplement our income!
The Lord has provided so many amazing friends to help fill the void in our hearts of those friends we left behind. We are surrounded by many friends and their families who are in the same stage of life we are in…many with young children, which is great for our kids! We have also built great friendships with younger couples/singles who have no kids, and that has been fun too! I miss so many from MI….so many. And some days my heart feels void knowing I can't just meet up and chat or get a much needed hug from one of those friends. But we are here, right where we are supposed to be, and I rest in just that.
Adjusting to the altitude has been a lengthy process. But we are getting there! It hasn't seem to affect the kids at all, so that is good! At first, Michael and I would be completely winded just going up and down the stairs! How pathetic! But both of us have continued to press forward and make our lungs work harder! I've been running quite a bit, and my lungs no longer burn. So I see that as progress! :) The kids have been healthy, just a few colds here and there. Lindley had to go to the Emergency Room about a month ago because her oh-so-gentle brother (Isaac) decided to slam her finger in the door. When I opened the door to release her poor finger, there was blood dripping down the frame and I thought the tip of her finger was severed. It wasn't. She's fine. And we have a rather hefty ER bill to prove it all. :( Noah has started his cold weather cough. His dr here put him on an inhaler to see if that clears it up…let's hope it does! :) Other than that, we are all healthy…and praying we stay that way all winter!
To be honest, I miss Michigan like crazy. I miss our friends, our church, our house, the seasons, the ease of life there. My heart gets sad and at times I just long to go back. My kids mention Michigan all the times. All the time. I miss their old preschool and their old preschool teachers. It's so hard not to compare. I look at them and just pray that they are truly happy, that their little hearts are full of joy. And they are are. Every transition is hard, and only time will make it better. So pray for me in this… I know it will come. And I am happy here. I love Alethia…it is an amazing body of believers. I love our new friends…they are so supportive, encouraging, and fun. God has truly blessed us with a strong community already. I love the beauty of the land. It is so easy to remember God as The Creator here as I see the snow on the peak. I love Drew's school and his teacher…what a true blessing. I love our neighborhood, and the lives we get to touch with the people around us. I love the convenience of The Springs and how everything is here shopping wise, restaurant wise, entertainments wise, ministry wise. I love that the Lord has brought us here…and I'm so excited to see how His plan continues to unfold.
I hope that I can get on a blogging kick and be more consistent. I have so much I want to say…so many stories to tell, pictures to post...