We will miss everyone here more than we like to think about. We planned to be here forever which means I let my heart get pretty attached. To all the people who helped us pack, clean, and babysit, you are amazing. Thanks for being my family away from family.
I did some growing up this year. I feel a little wiser than I was when we arrived. Not in a braggy way, but motherhood has tempered me a tad. I'm learning to pace myself so there is still energy left at the end of the day. Emphasis on learning.
Speaking of bragging. You know who else has changed this year? My husband. The man I married was not as patient, diligent, tender, or attractive as the one I have by my side now. He is really something. He keeps rising to each challenge we are given. When our family is presented with a dilemma these days he leads us straight to the source of wisdom and we receive peace.
Happily, we are still attached at TruForce. Austin will be working from Washington as a consultant for them; definitely one of the best silver linings that came in this roller coaster ride. Austin works with such awesome people there it would have been tragic to leave that completely.
There are so many exciting things to write about, but James is waking up from his nap, but here's a list:
Our house in AZ already sold
Austin's sister Shawn is getting married this month
My mom is in France with her mom and cousin to celebrate her 50th birthday
James' little bro is healthy and growing
Washington is gorgeous
James is learning new words every day (doctor, ouch, dark, thank you, darn (that's my fault, I guess I say that more than I realized), prayer, scriptures, bath, bird, truck, etc)
My Beehives in Cortina are amazing
The people we are leaving left a deep lasting impression
Christ is our Savior and he brings comfort
God is in the details
We can do hard things
Thanks for the adventure. Now it's off to another one!