What happened that evening in our home opened up a whole new world for me. I spent hours downloading music, checking out CDs from the library, and just laying in bed listening to secular music as I cried, felt the pain of loss, grieved, and healed.
6:14 wakeup coffee with milk because we are out of half-and-half. start a grocery and errand list there’s too much on the list. try to figure out how to fit it all into the day. decide it probably won’t all get done, but you are going to give it your best shot. start out the … [Read more…]
Pardon me for a moment while I make two posts in one day. And pardon me while I say a big PHEW!!! and exhale on this last day of May. Sheesh, May was a LONG month! Did anyone else feel this way? I felt like it just kept going and going and going. And my … [Read more…]
The amazing story of us establishing contact with the family of our son’s namesake, a fallen soldier.
This transition out of the Army and move to North Carolina has been and will continue to be an adjustment in so many ways, but we are rich in God’s grace and in the beauty that He has granted us over the past few months.
As of today, we have lived in our new home for exactly one month, and have been here in our new hometown just a few days beyond that. In so many ways our life in Kentucky…our Army life…seems like a different lifetime ago. It feels like we have been here forever. And other times it … [Read more…]
The day that we moved into our new apartment was probably the most difficult and hectic day of the entire moving process. We had hoped that the movers would deliver our household goods on Saturday, as Russ was supposed to start his new job on the following Monday. Unfortunately, they had some issues with their … [Read more…]
We arrived in North Carolina six days before our household goods did. It was a long six days. It was nice because we weren’t having to spend money for a hotel – we got to stay with my in-laws. But my mother-in-law was out of town, and her husband was working, so it was a … [Read more…]
Our movers were gone, along with our household goods. Our landlady had just pulled away after inspecting our home. Ezra was asleep on the living room floor. We made several trips in and out of the car putting all of our last-minute items in the car. We were ready to get on the road. We … [Read more…]
Along with preparing to move to North Carolina in the space of 10 days, I was also trying to squeeze in last minute coffee dates, playdates, and appointments so I could spend some time with people who have become really important to me over the last 3 1/2 years. I wasn’t able to see everyone, … [Read more…]