Monday, April 8, 2013

A place to plant our roots

I have big dreams of writing eloquently.
I also have big dreams of not being terrified to speak in front of people and to be able to be a good storyteller.
But alas, I am not an eloquent writer, I am terrified to speak in front of people (even people I know), and I am a terrible storyteller.    

I want to share about my weekend, but I feel like it will fall short of how I envision the words in my head.

So, here goes-

Shortly after Tim and I were married, he applied for a new job.  He had wanted to progress his career.  He got that job and we moved.  He continued to be promoted and had a wonderful job.  However, we knew that there was more out there for us.  We knew that where we were at, was not where we would be planted forever.

Doors were opened, and although it was hard at the time, we knew it was the choice we were supposed to make.  

I say all of that to say, we feel like we are finally settled.  I believe that the town I live in now will be the town that I will grow old in. For me, that is a big deal.  I'm planting roots and watching them grow.  Now, I know that we aren't privy to God's plan, so I can't say for sure that I will always live here, but I have no plans to ever go anywhere!

We have lived here for 2 and a half years and I feel like we are finding "our place" here.  We have finally found and bought a house we love, we are a part of great schools, I have great friends, we have found a wonderful church and we have the BEST Sunday school class that I have ever seen or been in.  

I don't know how to adequately describe how welcomed we have been in this church.  Being plugged in to Bible study and Sunday school and AWANA has been tremendous for me.

This weekend, the ladies in our Sunday school class had a "Night of Nothing" at a cabin owned by the family of one of the couples in our class.  

This was SO wonderful to me.  I love getting to know these ladies.  I feel like they are my "people."  They are the ladies that I will spend years with and fellowship with and learn with and watch our kids grow together.

We left Friday afternoon and some of us met for lunch at a delicious Mennonite restaurant. It was my first time eating there and I enjoyed it very much!
We spent the next 24 hours just visiting and eating!  There was SO much great food!  

There were 15 of us who came.  I truly wish that every lady in our class was able to make it.  It takes time to get to know so many people, but I sure am working on it!  It was great to be able to go around and tell stories about ourselves and get to know one another better.  Some of the ladies I knew hardly anything about until this weekend.

This weekend, those ladies, and our Sunday school class are such a blessing to my life and such an answer to prayer.


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