December 2, 2013

Two Weeks In

We've been in our new home for two weeks now. We're unpacked and settled into the house. I'm still adjusting to life without a fenced-in yard and the million set of stairs in this house (really it's just five: three inside and two outside). As far as settling into the town, that is a work in progress. We've been to a couple of churches and have another on our short list. Hopefully we'll find a home church soon so that we can start building relationships with people in our community. It's a bit odd to go from our very scheduled, very social weeks to weeks with blank schedules and no planned socializing.  I've met a few people at the park and mall and Target but that's it.
I'm grateful every day for Memphis and our time there! Our friends, church, and neighborhood were all so special. I'm working diligently not to compare things here to there. It's just very different! One thing we all miss is Mother's Day Out! As far as I can tell, it does not exist in the mid-Atlantic. And it seems that the local preschools don't take children until they are at least two or often three. We're looking forward to putting down new roots though admittedly not necessarily the time it tastes to grow those roots. It's a lesson in patience but fortunately we're all still above water.

It was great to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family and not miss but a night sleeping in our own beds. Skipping the hoopla of holiday travel made Thanksgiving so manageable. I can only hope and imagine that in the coming weeks there will be exponential growth as far as our feelings of being "settled" are concerned.


  1. ^^ agreed! The photos are great. I will continue to pray for community for y'all. xoxo