Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blessings Abound

Normal life has resumed.  Praise God! I haven't updated in a long time, and for good reason.  We've been super busy.  I am now working part time at a doctor's office about 20 minutes away and really like my job.  The best news of all - WE MOVED INTO A HOUSE!! Yes! Around the 3rd week of March we moved into the cutest little bungalow with tons of character and a fenced in back yard!  We are totally in love and totally moved in.  Ellie has the entire 2nd floor to herself, it's truly a tween girl's delight.  There are lots of windows, lots of sunlight, a huge mud/laundry room.... we are loving it.  Pictures will come very soon after we are completely unpacked and organized.  It's not the greatest photo, but courtesy of Google maps, here's the front!  Right now we have no leaves on anything, but there are shoots of green things growing in the flower beds and I can't wait to find out what they are! I'm pretty sure the two trees out front are flowering trees, and I am beside myself waiting for little buds to appear on the branches.  Can you tell I'm over the moon?

We've been enjoying family and friends over the past few months, getting into our new routine and we began attending a new/old church!  We are now attending and involved at the church Josh grew up in and we have finally found a church home.  I am so grateful.  My heart is overflowing.  God has been good the whole time, and we finally feel like we can settle in here and really begin life.

Ellie and her friend Emily on Easter

Lula Belle has already found her sunny spot at the new house.

It's a short update, but (for the one thousandth time) I really am going to try to be more consistent here.  Now that we're settled and life IS returning to normal (a new normal), I think I can do it.  Hopefully I'll have many more photos to share of our new home in the next week or so!  Keep checking back! 

This time of transition and mourning is close to over, and I am so grateful and thankful for a God who sits and holds me while I go through it.  I'm sure there will be troubles in the future, but for now I'm going to enjoy this time of new beginnings and praise Him, no matter what I'm going through.