Well, the Wiersma clan has officially left our city, and I have some time to sit down and write again. What a great visit it was! Definitely had its bittersweet moments knowing how short the time was we had with them and how hard it was going to be to say goodbye, but for the most part I tried not to think too much and had a wonderful time. It was such a blessing to see their faces and spend time altogether! Mom blessed us every single day with her fabulous cooking and even left our freezer stocked with goods for the future. :) That is so much her love language, and I definitely felt the love all week. We spent several days taking different trips up to some of our favorite places in the mountains, and I have so many precious pictures to share! I think I’ll facebook them since there are so many of them! It’s very quiet in the apartment now that they’re all gone (and hannah went with them for a few days, so it feels even emptier!). I keep praying and hoping that some day they’ll be out here with the 3 of us, and we’ll be able to visit together whenever we please! :)

I’m still looking for work to replace the job that ended so abruptly. I’ve had several really good leads, but nothing has worked out or felt quite right yet. I’ve still got several good possibilities, so I just have to keep waiting. I can’t wait until I’m settled with a family who will want long term as much as I do! :) Lindsey just got a full time job with benefits today at the Four Seasons Hotel, so that has been extremely exciting for us! Hannah is still working on somewhere where she can feel especially content and somewhere that is good for her hips! (After her surgery the hotel job just proved to be too difficult on her hip, but God used it to get Lindsey a job there instead, so it all works out!) I am enjoying this process just because God is so faithful even though things are hard. I’m learning a lot, and I feel like everything that is going on lately is really deepening me as a person.

One of the biggest blessings lately has been our new church. After a couple months of searching, we’ve found a church that Lindsey and I both love and feel comfortable in. We’ve started to make some friends through our small group, and their presence has been such a great encouragement to me! I can’t really describe what a blessing it’s been, but for the first time in a loooong time, I’m really enjoying church and the brothers and sisters in Christ that I encounter there. I feel like that’s been a long time coming, and I’m so thankful for it.

I have several awesome pictures to share that are completely random, but I’ve been saving them all up to post in one post about the laugh out loud, entertainingly random things that catch my eye on a daily basis. I might even start a “random item of the day” section to my posts because I have an eye for the random. ;D I will post an entire blog of “random things” tomorrow because I think I’ve filled this particular blog full enough. :) I’m off to celebrate Lindsey’s new job with a trip to the dog park, a delicious dinner I have planned, and some Argentine wine for after dinner. Can’t wait!

2 thoughts on “after

  1. Wow…so glad I saw this blog! I had no idea about your job or Hannah living with you…etc. We really need to catch up! I’m really excited you found a church family that you love and that you are growing deeply! I love you so much!

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