Looking back, I realize we are always are going forward. We have been in SLC for almost a year now, the summer looms, the kids are almost out of school, Lynne is still working in the nursery, and I am teaching summer school, to help pay for our trip to Florida in August.
We will be moving next month to an apartment a couple of miles away, with a pool and a gym.
We are starting to make some pretty good friends – including our neighbors, who are moving, to Dubai in a week or so…
I have had opportunities to share our moving stories, that of visas, waiting and being distressed over paperwork, trying to move out, then move in, getting rid of furniture ,the sense of the unknown when moving to a foreign country etc.
If it’s right, it doesn’t matter what the problems are – you just keep pressing on.
Many people I know don’t want to stagnate, and I don’t blame them.
McSean, Kera, Owen and Asher……we will miss you.
There is still flooding in the neighborhood we lived in 3 weeks ago, with no electricity for some, our old neighbors can’t go home for two weeks, and there is a major hurricane in the gulf ready to dump a bucket load of rain with it on Florida, with another tropical storm waiting behind it….and they are evacuating New Orleans again.
Well you’ve probably seen the news by now about tropical storm fay…….we’ve been watching the coverage on the net, and are amazed with how blessed we are to have left our house three weeks ago – because that house that we lived in is now flooded.
We lived in a neighborhood called Timberlake – it only has one road that enters and exits the subdivision and our old house sits twenty feet away from the lake, which burst its banks on Saturday.
We had no renters/ contents insurance, would have lost all of our stuff, and our SUV would be under four feet of water.
I cannot explain how Gods timing is so impeccable that he got us out of the house in time – but He did.
It’s just stuff, but its still comforting that we have our stuff because God moved us to SLC, rather than have to start over, although it is heartbreaking to see our neighbors being evacuated in boats and realizing that there but for the grace of God would be us, in that same situation.
Check out the video coverage, on wtxl.com, and find the video for 11pm news and weather for 8/23, and check out the photos/ video on wctv.tv and tdo.com for the timberlake evacuations.
our house is the one on the far right – this photo has mysteriously left out a road with a three foot fence around it.