Friday, March 22, 2013

Warm Welcome

     I apologize that it's been a few weeks since I have written an update.  The move has kept us very busy and we did not have internet service (except on my phone) the first week we were here in Indiana.  Speaking of the move...
     We are now living in Indiana!!!  I absolutely love our new home and our new neighborhood.  The weather has been cold (BRRR!!!), but our neighbors have given us a very warm welcome.  An older couple across the street came over with a list of helpful phone numbers (who to call for lawn care, what trash company is good etc) and made us a pot of homemade minestrone soup.  Another neighbor brought us warm chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven and sat and chatted with me for almost an hour.  Her husband works with Jim (although they haven't run into each other yet).  And a younger couple came over last night with their adorable one year old son (They also brought a plate of chocolate chip cookies- I could get used to this!).   Our cat, Melody, was fascinated with their little boy who toddled around chasing her.  It was very cute to watch:)  And they too are avid board game players-Score!- so we will be setting up a game night soon.  We have been overwhelmed with how friendly everyone has been and look forward to meeting more neighbors as the weather warms up.  We are already starting to see a few brave souls out jogging and riding bikes. 
     We have also been warmly welcomed by our new church!  It usually takes a while to get plugged in someplace new, but we are already feeling at home.  This church reminds me of what Heaven will be like...all ages, all colors coming together to worship God.  I look forward to Sundays with excitement and anticipation!
     Jim is being welcomed in by his new supervisor and colleagues.  It's not a new job, but it is a new place and he is enjoying the new challenges and opportunities.
     And I can't forget to mention that we already have good friends coming down next week to visit and my sister's family the week after that!
     Talk about a warm welcome indeed!  I feel so thankful.  This will be a great place for Jim and I to raise kids.  It seems like we struggled for so long, but now everything is falling into place - I can almost hear God  whisper to my heart, "See, I've had a plan all along.  I've got everything under control!  Just be patient a little longer and trust me!"


  1. Sounds like a great neighbourhood!

  2. Sounds great!! Go invest in a good snow shovel tomorrow! We are getting a possible 10" of snow on Sunday.

  3. Dad and I are so happy for you and Jim. We are so excited about the plans that God has for you guys. We love that you are already meeting friends in your neighborhood that are reaching out to you guys. We love and miss you and hope to see you soon.