As many times as I have moved you would think that I would have it down. I must be one very impatient person because each time I move I’m ready to get on with it. I want to already have friends and a life like I am used to. I have to admit I have been discouraged lately. I asked the Lord the other day if He would let us go back home, and if not, would He encourage me? So, of course, He did. I got a call to go visit another castle (which pictures are coming soon) with a friend, and I got invited to a bible study. My mom bought me a little painted tile when we had first moved to Texas that said “Bloom where you are planted”. I need to remember that. I feel like the Israelites when they were in the desert begging to return to Egypt even though they had been slaves there and God’s will was for them to be free. I want to be obedient and not romanticize the past more than I enjoy the present.
Another thing I saw this week is this.
This was actually a double rainbow, and we see these quite often. We were trying to come up with a number since we’ve been here but couldn’t be accurate so we decided to start counting fresh this week. Already 3! No matter how many times you see a rainbow you still love it!
We also got a visit from some neat new friends. We met Robert and Joan in Santiago when we were there. They were missionaries in South America for 48 years! They are from the UK so they have returned and live very close to us. They are still very active and are continually on the go. Their son was visiting from the US and they stopped by the other day to see how we were doing.
We were also invited to lunch at a lady from our church’s house. She is a widow and is new to the church like us. She has several grown children and 2 of her sons are there with her. Her oldest son (below) is an ornithologist (spelling?) which my Dad will be glad to meet since he loves birds and carries around his bird book with him! We really enjoyed having a delicious leek and potato soup, salad, bread, fresh raspberry yogurt-delicious!
Lastly, we made the boys go to youth group even though the kids are younger than them. I went with them and we had a good time. Here are some pictures playing crab football. It’s a small group, but the kids are nice and well behaved.
So, reading this post, it seems like things are going better than I see them……