Novi Sad, Serbia

our family

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas Ya'll!

     CHRISTMAS different from Christmas last year.  For one, there's no snow on the ground in Texas this year.  But then there usually isn't.  There are a number of things that make this year quite different from last year.  This year we are homeless...that's right, homeless!  Before you begin feeling sorry for us, let me explain.  As most of you know, we sold our home several months ago and will be moving to Serbia in 9 days.  Mike and I are very blessed to have family that have "taken us in" and we are spending the holidays with them in Granbury.  We have our own room with a balcony that looks out on the lake.  We haven't missed any meals and we have had some great family time.  So, just to ease anyone's conscience, we are not having to live out of our car or anything.
      We had the privilege of attending our home church, Normandale, last week and Mike preached there this morning.  It was good seeing everyone and we had the opportunity to say good-bye to friends whom we'll not be seeing again for awhile.  Thanks to Skype & Facebook, you are only a "click" away!
     This year has been an amazing journey.  I can only describe it like being on a roller coaster... exciting and scary at the same time.  At some point on the ride, you're wanting to get off, yet there's something about the thrill of it that makes it strangely fun.  It has been a challenge trading the comfort of familiar things for the uncertainty of what lies ahead.  I can tell you that it has only been by relying on God's strength that I have been able to do any of this.  "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.  (2 Cor. 12:9)  He is faithful and will continue to be faithful as we transition to our new home.  As soon as we get moved and settled, we'll post pictures to share with you.



Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Thoughts

     OK, here goes....the first post on our blog.  And it's only fitting that it should be on Thanksgiving Day.  Where do I begin? We left Ft. Worth, TX on Sept. 30th pulling out of our driveway at 100 Yuchi Trl. N. for the last time.  It didn't really seem so difficult at the time, as we were heading to Davenport, Iowa to spend time with Austin, Katy and Lyric.  We enjoyed our time with them, meeting a few of their friends and worshiping at Harvest Church on Sunday.  Mike and I left there feeling very blessed and thankful for all God is doing in their lives.
     Our next stop was the Horse Park in Lexington, Ky and for those of you who know me, you know I was on cloud nine!  The Park was hosting the World Equestrian Games so everybody that's anybody in the horse world was there....(Pat Parelli, John Lyons, Lynn Palm, etc.)  I was definitely in my element and I think Mike was having a good time too...
     The next few days were spent driving through the Smoky Mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It was absolutely beautiful as the leaves were just beginning to change; something that we don't get to see much of in Texas.  We found a great resort place in the little town of Blowing Rock, N.C. and enjoyed it so much that we stayed there for two nights.  From there, we headed to our final destination; International Learning Center in Richmond, VA.
    It's hard to believe we've been here almost seven weeks.  In just 2 weeks we will be saying good-bye to new friends and looking forward to spending our Christmas holidays with family and old friends.
     God has taught me so much in the short time I've been here...and that's another whole blog.  It seems only fitting on this day of Thanksgiving to share some of the things that I am thankful for:
          *  a husband who loves his family and desires to be the spiritual leader of our home
          *  a son, daughter, and daughter-in-law who bless my life continually
          *  a grandson who is absolutely least for now :)
          *  a godly mom who faithfully prays for us all
          *  faithful friends that walk with us on this journey
          *  God's grace - sufficient to meet every need in our life!
Wishing all of you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!