we made it
and we did it all in one day
and it would not have happened
without all the sweet friends
brought us snacks
(intended for the trip, but also got us through the first four days)
drove the truck!
brought us breakfast at 6 a.m.
and did I say prayed?
we were on the road by 6:15 a.m.
and made it to our destination at around 6 p.m. that evening
Google Maps don't lie
we had a bit of a rough start
ended up doing two moves in two days
and I'm sorry, but I just don't feel like telling the whole story
but the following morning we arrived at our new home
it wasn't quite ready for us, so we hung out at the park for a while
it was a nice break for the girls
once we got word that the place was ready to begin moving stuff in
we didn't waste any time
which was good, because at this point I think we were all running off adrenaline
the guys did amazing, and God even sent some of our new neighbors to help us too
and He sent us a sweet friend to bring us dinner
and another new friend who brought me flowers
we live in a complex similar to a military base, maybe
all the houses are connected
everyone has a front yard in the courtyard, but we all just kind of share the space
and there are kids everywhere
Aidan made about twenty friends in the first hour
And even though, i'm still going through my little grieving process
God has been so sweet and gracious to me
by bringing some amazing people around us to make me feel so welcome.
No time was wasted, because the day after move in, Jason had orientation
and the Lord gave me even further confirmation that this is exactly where we're supposed to be
and the girls
well, the girls now have something, they've never had before
a front yard
so during breaks from being outside
I worked on unpacking
and I've been doing it ever since
Greetings from Oregon!