Happy Friday! I’m linking up with Susanne today to share a few of my favorite things from this week.
1. It’s been two and a half weeks since we moved from Florida to West Virginia, and I feel like I’m finally starting to catch my breath. There were moments when it felt like I was losing my mind (like frantically spending fifteen minutes looking for my misplaced breakfast sandwich, only to have Steven tell me that I had already eaten it!). Catching up on my sleep has helped a lot.
2. I made it through the entire week without getting carsick. I’m fine if I’m the one behind the wheel, but I don’t do so well if I’m the passenger. Case likes to make fun of my moaning and groaning, but anyone else who has felt the effects of carsickness can sympathize with me. It’s been quite an experience getting used to the curvy mountain roads around here. Hopefully this, too, shall pass.
3. We’ve been having Vacation Bible School this week. I’ve been helping in the preschool class, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know the little people in our church.
4. I’m thankful that my firstborn survived her first plane ride. We took Shay to the airport last night, and she flew to Florida. She was super nervous about flying alone, but she was a brave girl. There were tears in my eyes as I watched her board the plane, but two hours later she texted me to let me know she had safely landed in Florida in spite of a thunderstorm. Her grandmas picked her up at the airport, and she was super surprised to see her best friend waiting for her at the baggage claim. My sixteen year old is spreading her wings.
5. Since arriving in West Virginia, we’ve been showered with love by our new church family. We’ve been blessed with home-cooked meals, sweet treats, veggies fresh from the garden, and baskets full of gifts. The welcome we’ve received couldn’t have been any warmer. It’s been a great beginning.
Oh, I can sympathize on the carsickness! I traveled with Dr. Lee one summer on tour. One day I just crawled in the back, under the seat, covered my head with a blanket and laid down. Nothing else worked. 😛 I sure do hope it’s something you get used to soon.
I am so thankful you are feeling loved and settled. Doug and I were talking yesterday (again) and reminding ourselves that God’s ways are so far above ours, and that we are so glad He guides us into the right paths, so that ultimately He gets the glory. He such a good Shepherd!
I have discovered the cure: I have to be the one behind the wheel! 😉
You are so right about how God’s ways are beyond our comprehension. His greatness never ceases to amaze me.
Ohhhh, I feel your pain! Four years ago, Gordon had an interview in part of NC that was especially high elevation. We rode with the potential employer and his wife up a very winding road. I was in the backseat with her, and was turning green. I had to have them pull over and let me out for about 30 minutes. Worst timing, I know!
Glad Shay made it safely. It’s always hard to let them test their wings. How wonderful that you’re being loved on by the members of your new church. Good time of year for all the goodies, too. Have a great Lord’s day!
So pleased to hear that you are regaining your balance after a big move. Your missing sandwich had me smiling 🙂 I do hope you’re right about the carsick thing wearing off.
And glad your Shay was so welcomed with a happy surprise.
We seem to keep missing each other… when my hubby had a trip to GA for work, you had just moved to FL. Last month, he had a trip to VA, and we tagged along and even stopped in WV to visit a friend he had been deployed with (of course, I didn’t know know you had moved :)). I hope you stay put for a long while and maybe next trip, we can actually meet up! 😛