Our family had a rough start to 2016. Yet we are very blessed and ever so grateful to a handful of friends back in California who supported us, lifted us up and took us in for months as we waited on God to answer prayers. God answered those prayers this last Summer.
We took a trip to Indiana where a church had interest in Mr. Darling possibly becoming their Pastor. We loved Indiana and the people in it immediately. The Church voted and decided that Mr. Darling as well as our little family would be a good fit for them. We went back to California, got a visit from our son who lives in Washington, said goodbye to our closest friends, made sure my Bumble Bee had a chance to spend some last special moments with her girlfriends, packed up our Uhaul from our friends back house...We spent four days on the road to get to our new home!
We felt as if we fit in right away with our church family, Though it took several months for the anxiety and some of the sadness from leaving friends behind...We got Bumble Bee into some home-school co op classes and a theater group. She has made new friends from our church, school and theater group...Now she gets invited to hang out with new friends and she keeps in touch with all her friends back in Cali. She is blossoming here. And that makes this Momma happy!
Mr. Darling has been preaching through Ephesians and the church has been so uplifting and loving to our family. We are happy to call this place our home and family.. Mr. Darling and I have made some special friends here. Friends who invite us over for fellowship, who pray for us and contact us every week whether by phone or text.. I have enjoyed the company of several women who have opened their arms to me. It has been a breath of fresh air and a huge answer to prayer.
Though 2015 was horrible for my family, 2016 was promising and filled with wonderful blessings. We look forward to the New Year ahead as we take root to our new home.
Happy New Year to you and yours. May the Lord fill 2017 with blessings and grace upon grace.